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Want to boosting two way radio two miles - 300 channel

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Terry Moushari, Dec 22, 2003.

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  1. I like to boost the reception of my Motorola walkie-talkie two way radio. But
    on a flat highway, I'm getting only half a mile away. But I have another set
    of radio with 18 channels. This one works up to nearly two miles. The
    instructions that came with walkie-talkie says not to connect the antenna to
    anything but I'm very tempted. I like to gain the extra distance. What can I
    TIA Terry
  2. My suggestion would be to stop bothering with FRS, and go out and
    get your amateur radio license. Get yourself a General class ticket, and
    you can talk halfway around the planet on HF if you want, and no one
    will so much as flinch.

    You really, REALLY don't want to get on the FCC's bad side, so I
    would not suggest following the course you propose (external antenna on
    a radio that's not designed for it). Granted, you may never get caught,
    but Lord help you if you do. The penalties for unlicensed operation, or
    using non type-accepted (for FRS) radios on FRS frequencies are pretty

    First step towards your amateur license should be to visit and locate a radio club in your area. They should be
    able to help you get started.

    Good luck.

    Dr. Anton Squeegee, Director, Dutch Surrealist Plumbing Institute
    (Known to some as Bruce Lane, KC7GR)
    kyrrin a/t bluefeathertech d-o=t c&o&m
    Motorola Radio Programming & Service Available -
    "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (Red Green)
  3. Try asking this on, there are certainly some experts on all
    sorts of antennas - legal and otherwise (most likely 'otherwise', so please
    rethink the idea before starting to build anything).
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