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Challenge Activate PMR160 Twin (8 channels / 3KM range) Radio / Walkie Talkie £11.69 @ Argos

£11.69 @ Argos
Nice pair of budget Walkie Talkies reduced further; gets (mostly) very good customer reviews. Reserve online and collect instore to buy @ this price. Blue. Keypad lock. Range 3km. Display. 8… Read More
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[mod] 8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
Nice pair of budget Walkie Talkies reduced further; gets (mostly) very good customer reviews.

Reserve online and collect instore to buy @ this price.

Blue.
Keypad lock.
Range 3km.
Display.
8 channels.
Detachable belt clip.
Compatible with most brands.
Key tone.
Adjustable speaker volume.
Channel lock.
Auto channel scan.
Monitor.
Automatic battery save.
Roger bleep.
Multiple handsets (2).
Requires 6 x AAA batteries per handset (not included).
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#2
I bought these from Asda in Leeds three weeks ago, for £11.00, if its easier for anyone

They are great fun, especially when you pick up a taxi going by!
#3
Picked up a pair of these labelled Binatone three years ago. They've done brilliant service. The batteries last for ages (if you remember to switch them off) and while they don't have a lot of features like sub-channels or recharger mounts they have a very impressive range. I'd buy another set at this price. Great on holiday with older kids who don't want to be tied to your apron strings. They go off and play further down the beach and still be in easy touch.
#4
IMO it's also worth considering the binatone set for £19.32 from Tesco as they come with rechargeable batteries and a charging stand. A bit more expensive to start with but will save you money in the long run.
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THESE TAKE 6 x AAA BATTERIES BETWEEN THE TWO HAND SETS - NOT IN EACH

mishmc81
I bought these from Asda in Leeds three weeks ago, for £11.00, if its easier for anyone

They are great fun, especially when you pick up a taxi going by!



It only if one is passing very close that you will hear it - and its by chance as taxis use an entirely different frequency.

Dr Zoidberg
IMO it's also worth considering the binatone set for £19.32 from Tesco as they come with rechargeable batteries and a charging stand. A bit more expensive to start with but will save you money in the long run.


I got a set of these for a fiver from Asda.

They are simple tiny and excellent value for money.

OK - they are not rechargrable - but there is nothing to stop you using reachargeable AAAs in them - and the Lidl charger many people here are using will happily charge 6 at once.

Being standard european PMRs they will work with any other set bought in the UK - excluding american radio frequency ones sold on Ebay.

Look for about 200m range in towns, and built up areas - perfect for speaking from one car to another if you are driving somewhere and the other car is within sight - outside you can get well over a mile IF ITS LINE OF SIGHT. So perfect for going up a hill when the other is near the foot of the hill.
#6
These are also far better than giving kids pointless ones that virtually have no range. OK they might not have Power Rangers on them - but they work.

They are also a good bet to use instead of mobiles when on holiday so you dont get whacked with roaming charges. They will happy cover from a hotel room to the pool especially if you can see the pool from the room - so also work from hotels to the beach - even if the hotel is quite far back but the room is on an upper floor.

If you use these in cities in multistories or hilltops - you can get massive range. On Ibrox Hill (Bellahouston Park) in Glasgow - I picked up someone in flats in Greenock - which must be close to 20 miles - but this is more luck than something you could rely upon. The world record for a set was from the Thames estuary to Belgium or Holland.

They have 8 channels - more expensive ones still only have 8 channels - but there is a code at the start of each transmission and if you are not listening for that code - then the transmission will be ignored - normally 38 making it seem like 304 channels.

If you buy a set without the codes - it will mean you can hear everyone using that channel even with the codes - as your set cannot filter using them - so this narrows the distance over which you can use them (which is the same as setting ones with codes to code zero - so you hear everthing on the channel).

They have a scan function - which cycles through 1 to 8 and will stop on a channel for a short while if there is any activity.

The batteries on these last far longer than the my more expensive ones - which take 4 x AAA - these small ones will stay on for well over a day.

Perfect for hunt sabateurs - as they work in countryside areas with no mobile coverage - and there is not a record kept of who you called.
#7
will these work in america?

going to florida in 3 weeks time and am wondering if they would work out there. :)
#8
cookie_monster
will these work in america?

going to florida in 3 weeks time and am wondering if they would work out there. :)


Physically work - yes. Legally work - No!

The USA PMR (FRS) allocation is different. These UK models operate at the top of the 70 cms extended Ham Radio band in USA. At best you may get some abuse from ham radio operators, at worst you may get into trouble for transmitting on an 'illegal' frequency.

You can buy a cheap set of compliant radios at Walmart in USA for about $20. Bear in mind that they will not be 'legal' if you bring them home and use them here.
#9
reserved this with catalogue code 553/0908 . On collection today, found out that I have the Binatone lattitude 105 instead. same spec, same price with free rechargable battery. I think it's a bargain.

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