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  • How is walkie-talkie better than cell phone?
  • sisley
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    Guys I am new to Singletrack, and I would like to hear your thoughts abt walkie-talkie?

    belugabob
    Member

    Answers from people called Roger, only, please 😉

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    You don’t have to dial and wait for a call to connect – assuming you have signal in the middle of nowhere. Plus, group calls are easier on PMR.

    dovebiker
    Member

    When you’re in an area with no / limited mobile reception? The problem is that license-free radios are limited in power and are only effective for a limited range e.g. 3km line-of-sight

    qwerty
    Member

    Action Man always had a walkie talkie, never a mobile phone. Nuf said.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    You can assign funky call signs to your friends when you use walkie talkies.

    Premier Icon beej
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    An elegant weapon for a more civilised age.

    themilo
    Member

    If top gear/tgt are, in anyway, a yardstick, it seems the one “benefit” is that it’s ok to use one  whilst driving.  No, I don’t understand it either……

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    You can use a walkie talkie while driving iirc?

    A *clears throat* drivie talkie, if you will. Mhmhmhmmm

    Guys? You still there? Guys?

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    You get to talk gibberish like “Breaker, breaker 10-4 over”

    joshvegas
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    10 4 rubberducky

    Premier Icon njee20
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    It’s a nice looking building I think, part of the modern London skyline.

    Premier Icon roger_mellie
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    You rang m’lud?

    Premier Icon orangespyderman
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    They’re unbeatable for driving in a convoy.  Really quick to get a message.  OrangeSpyderwoman and I use them when we’re going in two cars – usually summer hols because one we always have at least one big journey in two separate cars.  Quick messages like the following car says “got stuck at lights” means car1 can pull over if possible and wait. Etc

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Sounds like you got yourself a convoy orangespyderman, 10-4 good buddy

    boblo
    Member

    ‘Cell’ phones can only be used in the GoddamnUSofA so if it’s anywhere else you’re looking, it’ll be no good.

    RAGGATIP
    Member

    When I was a youngster we used to offset the tuning of our radios so that when we wanted a private conversation we could go “offline”, though it wouldn’t have been that private as anyone with a scanner could still earwig.

    We also amplified the signals which was/is illegal. I remember the TV signal used to ghost if you had too powerful amp.

    Had fun and games tracking down a blocker once. Somebody had dismembered an old CB and made it so it was locked into transmit. They’d hooked it up to a car battery, increased the power output and left it high up in a tree on one of the highest hills in the area.

    Still have my Midland, up in the attic ready for the apocolypse.

    TheBrick
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    ^cool user name! First name “on a”?

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    Breaker breaker one-niner, c’mon back…

    winston
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    A scene from the movie "Convoy."

    Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
    In a Kenworth pullin’ logs
    Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
    And a Jimmy haulin’ hogs
    We is headin’ for bear on I-one-oh
    ‘Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
    I says, “Pig Pen, this here’s the Rubber Duck.
    “And I’m about to put the hammer down.”</div>
    <div>’Cause we got a little convoy
    Rockin’ through the night.
    Yeah, we got a little convoy,
    Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy
    Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
    ‘Cross the U-S-A.
    Convoy!
    By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
    We had eighty-five trucks in all.
    But they’s a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
    And them bears was wall-to-wall.
    Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
    They even had a bear in the air!
    I says, “Callin’ all trucks, this here’s the Duck.
    “We about to go a-huntin’ bear.”</div>
    ‘Cause we got a little convoy
    Rockin’ through the night.
    Yeah, we got a little convoy,
    Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy
    Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
    ‘Cross the U-S-A.
    Convoy!Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
    Like a rocket sled on rails.
    We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
    And left ’em settin’ on the scales.
    By the time we hit that Chi-town,
    Them bears was a-gettin’ smart:
    They’d brought up some reinforcements
    From the Illinois National Guard.
    There’s armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
    And rigs of ev’ry size.
    Yeah, them chicken coops was full’a bears
    And choppers filled the skies.
    Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
    With a thousand screamin’ trucks
    An’ eleven long-haired Friends a’ Jesus
    In a chartreuse micra-bus.
    Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore
    And prepared to cross the line
    I could see the bridge was lined with bears
    But I didn’t have a dog-goned dime.
    I says, “Pig Pen, this here’s the Rubber Duck.
    “We just ain’t a-gonna pay no toll.”
    So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
    I says “Let them truckers roll, 10-4.”</div>
    ‘Cause we got a little convoy
    Rockin’ through the night.
    Yeah, we got a little convoy,
    Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy
    Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
    ‘Cross the U-S-A.
    Convoy!

    Rockhopper
    Member

    This will be thinly disguised spamming attempt i suspect..

    aP
    Member

    It’s a nice looking building I think, part of the modern London skyline

    I’m going to have to disagree im afraid, even if a friend of mine was responsible for delivering it.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    This will be thinly disguised spamming attempt i suspect..

    Pretty well disguised if you ask me!

    This is the only Sisley product line

    (£160!! £1 per ml!!)

    Premier Icon joemmo
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    can’t update your insta on a walkie talkie so it would be like your ride never happened?

    stevextc
    Member

    This will be thinly disguised spamming attempt i suspect..

    Agreed and yet it’s actually something I’ve been thinking about…

    I don’t want to buy the kid a phone… and he has some cheap Binatone walkie talkies… that cover the required distance for having in a bag if we get separated on the trails… and also work in most of these ares that have little or no cell coverage anyway.

    The other use would be when he’s practicing DH race runs… we used to just let him start and I’d start a stopwatch on my watch/phone then catch-up and then try and stop it as soon as he crosses the line…

    This was all well and good when I could give him 15sec on a 3 min or thereabouts run…. and still catch him … and have the phone mounted… So I started to toy with the idea of trying to hack or bodge something that would work inside a full face… which I guess would be in range for somewhere like 417 but not longer places like FoD..

    We use to have a pair on group rides, one for the leader, one for the sweeper.  Just a different way of passing up the message that someone near the back got a puncture rather than everyone having to shout it up the group.

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    They’re fun taking the piss out of the locals when skiing. Except when you get some French/Italian/etc official telling you to get off their frequency because you’ve got UK radios that are probably illegal to use in some countries and are on emergency frequencies.

    mark90
    Member

    PMR which is the unlicensed UK radio standard applies across europe, so it shouldn’t upset the french or italian authorities. Using the US FRS/GMRS radios might. It is interesting just how busy the FRS/GMRS channels are in european ski resorts.

    You can sorta have both. Remember PTT?

    Some outdoorsie type phones have a dedicated button. There’s an app called Zello (Apple and Android). Needs a 3G/4G connection though, so you’ll be without signal in a valley, in the middle of no where!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I’m going to have to disagree im afraid, even if a friend of mine was responsible for delivering it.

    Yeah I’m not actually fussed, was just being amusing. It’s alright, but there are far more elegant buildings in the City. I had a nice view from my desk on the 17th floor though!

    sisley
    Member

    When you cycling in mountains or wherever there is no software connection walkie-talkie might be a very useful thing, am i right?

    Action Man always had a walkie talkie, never a mobile phone. Nuf said.

    Yeah but he didn’t have any genitals and his fingers fell off

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