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Offline Synaptoman

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Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« on: February 17, 2009, 09:20:27 AM »
Cobra LI 7000-2 WX VP 25-Mile GMRS/FRS 2-Way Radio (Twin Pack)

Does anyone in this forum have any views (good or bad) on this set?



Available on Amazon here;

http://www.amazon.com/Cobra-LI-7000-2-WX-VP/dp/B000KZP8UC

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Re: Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 09:35:01 AM »
I have a set of the 21mi radios.  Best I got was 10mi here....from the top of a local building to the home.  Almost straight line "normal" distance (ground clutter like trees/small hills) was just a hair over 5mi.  Clarity was average CB distance af about 4mi.

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Re: Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 10:56:17 AM »
I'd be interested to see how good these are. My in-laws are about 15 miles from my place and I'd love to be able to have something like this should the phone lines be down. It would be easy for them which makes it easy for me.

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Re: Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 11:15:16 AM »
 Hammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Radio. Get your ham license and quit playin' around.

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Re: Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 01:14:31 PM »
I'm tempted to sell my Icom V8's.  I never use them for much more than weather and messing with the cops. 1 is unlocked, 1 isn't. Hmmm....lemmeesee here.....

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Re: Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 09:36:29 PM »
Hammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Radio. Get your ham license and quit playin' around.

What Bailey said.

I'm not knocking the type of radio mind you but the reality is the distance is never what's advertised.  That's what's possible with zero influence on the signal & in the real world that's just not gonna happen.

HAM radio allows you practically unlimited options for equipment & the investment in time & money can be as much or as little as you wish.

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Re: Cobra LI 7000 2-way radio (25-mile)
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 11:32:02 PM »
FRS and GMRS is great for down the block but NOT for unknown distance and terrain.

Please just get your HAM License and use equipment that is designed to be used at distance and that have repeaters.

FRS and GMRS with limited Power out and Antenna (the most important is ANTENNA) just makes communications under a disaster very limited.

I have FRS / GMRS radios for the neighbors or for a buddy who may be posted at the end of the block or with in a RV park. They are great for this stuff and that will work with others who ONLY have this tool.

But the Limitations are vast and thous of us who wish to have solid communications need to get a HAM License.

Scott