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Offline stevebluff

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2 way radio - wind up version
« on: September 22, 2008, 02:59:15 AM »
Guys, have a look at these. Found them by accident.  Wind up 2 way radio's.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=225580



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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 10:39:25 AM »
Sweet!

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 12:40:28 PM »
I wonder how durable those cranks are?

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 04:24:25 PM »
I wonder how durable those cranks are?

I will get some this week and let you know.

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 08:59:04 PM »
Neat concept. I went another route. I bought Motorola 2-way radios that not only could use the recharger it came with, but you could place 3 AA batteries into it. This got me thinking. So I bought a solar recharger that charges 4 AA,AAA,C,and D rechargeable batteries. It might not have a solar panel on the radio, but I thought it was a nifty way to keep them charged if the SHTF and there was no power for an extended time.

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 10:53:09 PM »
Neat concept. I went another route. I bought Motorola 2-way radios that not only could use the recharger it came with, but you could place 3 AA batteries into it. This got me thinking. So I bought a solar recharger that charges 4 AA,AAA,C,and D rechargeable batteries. It might not have a solar panel on the radio, but I thought it was a nifty way to keep them charged if the SHTF and there was no power for an extended time.

Agreed. i have a neat silva solar charger takes 4 x AA. I also have adapters that convert AAA to AA, so they can also be charged.   The Silva unit is designed to be used outdoors (the battery compartment is sealed).  But i have been looking to get away from any battery rfequirment. I have also found a wind up head torch.

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 12:56:37 PM »

 I have also found a wind up head torch.

I'm sorry, but that is a funny visual.

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 01:20:52 PM »

 I have also found a wind up head torch.

I'm sorry, but that is a funny visual.

What, a torch with a big crank handle on it?  I imagine it would be, lol!

Luckily its just a little thing....

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 04:43:15 AM »
No, I was visializing someone cranking it while still on their head.

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 06:56:29 AM »
LOL

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2008, 05:44:10 PM »
Is it just me or have hand held walkie talkies come a long way in the last few years.  I have a couple units that I thought have a pretty good range at about 2 miles and I just saw yesterday some new units that have up to 28 mile range in ideal conditions.

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Re: 2 way radio - wind up version
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 02:47:18 AM »
Is it just me or have hand held walkie talkies come a long way in the last few years.  I have a couple units that I thought have a pretty good range at about 2 miles and I just saw yesterday some new units that have up to 28 mile range in ideal conditions.

Walkie talkies have come on a huge way in the last few years.  28 miles, would suggest licensed devices rather than license free as yuo would need increased power (wattage) to achieve that.  If you are buying "normal" civilian license free device go for the newer digital ones if you can afford them.  they have better performance in tress or built up areas.