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Increasing Range on Walkie Talkies

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SlicRic

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I have a set of walkie talkies, they are not cheap toys but they are not high end either, despite this the range is poor, maybe 30- 35 metres at best, is there any way of easily increasing the range, i thought of maybe lengthening the antena but it may be a set length, set especially for the frequency it is trnsmiting at, does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks, Mick
 

Mikebits

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35 meters sounds like a cheap walkie talkie. Why not get the FRS radio, they are cheap and work far better than 35 meters.
 

Sceadwian

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FRS radios will get maybe mile under normal conditions. Line of site the range is close to 40 miles, but that's not a common situation.
 

Mikebits

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FRS radios will get maybe mile under normal conditions. Line of site the range is close to 40 miles, but that's not a common situation.
A mile is still much better than 35 meters, or about 114 feet.
 
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flat5

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"I have a set of walkie talkies, they are not cheap toys but they are not high end either"

What is the model number and manufacturer, please?
 

tcmtech

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Wal mart was selling some walkie talkie sets a few years ago. They must have had a design flaw. They could clearly transmit several miles with both receiving and transmitting units inside public buildings! :)

They impressed everybody so much that several others went and bought some about two months after my brother and his friends bought theirs. Those couldn't hit a mile on open land! :(

They were the exact same model too! My brother could clearly talk to them at several miles of separation but he couldn't hear them at anything over a mile.
They found that out during hunting outings.
 
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Sceadwian

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Should pop em open and look at what they changed.
 

tcmtech

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Nobody will let me! :mad:
 
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