Binatone Terrain 750 Twin Walkie Talkies £25.00 @ Amazon
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Binatone Terrain 750 Twin Walkie Talkies £25.00 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Jan 2015
Simple and fun to use, the Terrain 750 twin walkie talkies from Binatone offer free communication over distances of up to 8 kilometres (4.9 miles), making them ideal for a wide range of uses such as camping, skiing, keeping in contact with your children in theme parks, and various outdoor activities.

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Excellent, I was looking at these the other day at £40 on Amazon. As always, some not so great reviews but at this price I'll give them a bash. Ordered for the holidays. Cheers

NEVER BUY BINATONE.

Informative... the reason being?

Great price

Had these for years, superb.

Rubber Duck?

http://i.imgur.com/aoRN5dM.jpg

Fantastic thanks. Can't decide if I want them or to give them to nephew as present haha

They don't go 8km realistically, I think 1-2km open air is about right but they were a godsend when on a roadtrip to our villa in France. No GSM deadspots and made the journey so much more fun! Planning stops and making sure we made turnings was far simpler too.

foolsgold99

Excellent, I was looking at these the other day at £40 on Amazon. As … Excellent, I was looking at these the other day at £40 on Amazon. As always, some not so great reviews but at this price I'll give them a bash. Ordered for the holidays. Cheers



Don't use them if planning abroad (or check the country you're going to) as some countries use different frequencies and it's illegal to use them e.g. UK handsets in US.

I got 8km one's from maplin for £10.00. I think people should go for 12km though since it rarely does the distance

How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And really what's the chance of being caught?

stevetheman

How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And … How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And really what's the chance of being caught?


Get found out?

Banned

This is a great idea but battery life anyone?

stevetheman

How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And … How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And really what's the chance of being caught?



Google it - plenty of sites available (depending on where you're going). Typical issues are using UK/EU handsets outside of Europe.

stevetheman

How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And … How exactly do you find out if they are illegal where your going. And really what's the chance of being caught?



Seriously don't even joke about it, it interferes with the military in certain countries and they don't like being messed around with! You have to do your research but generally PMR446 is ok for Europe I think.

The range is dependent on the maximum power output which is limited, so some claiming 12km are probably not any better than 2 or 5km because the power output will be the same for all.

Battery life on our Binatones were around a day standby with light usage (maybe 40-50 mins actual button-held-down talktime) - doesn't sound a lot but it's actually just fine because you rarely hold the button down non-stop and just burst when talking.

Jetpac

NEVER BUY BINATONE.



And your reason for this statement is???????? oOoOoO

terminata4

This is a great idea but battery life anyone?



A couple of hours I'd say but you put them back into their holster to recharge! We have them. They are great

1......4......for a copy,on the side,whats your handle and how many candles are you burning......sorry brings back memories,good deal.

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terminata4

This is a great idea but battery life anyone?



Depends on usage, but when we use ours skiing we get days out of them.

get a couple of baofeng UV-B5s, much better


telboy69

1......4......for a copy,on the side,whats your handle and how many … 1......4......for a copy,on the side,whats your handle and how many candles are you burning......sorry brings back memories,good deal.



Oh god, that takes me back. CB radios were inexplicably popular when I was a boy with my mates. So young in fact that we used to often get mistaken for 'lady breakers' ..oh Jesus Christ...
Silver rod aerials were big back then, homebase radios with 'power packs' to run them from home or little Midland radios in cars, 'boots' to increase the distance, I remember if there was 'skip', you could speak to people miles away.
Couldnt think of anything worse nowadays...whatever did we used to talk about...

davidbrent

Oh god, that takes me back. CB radios were inexplicably popular when I … Oh god, that takes me back. CB radios were inexplicably popular when I was a boy with my mates. So young in fact that we used to often get mistaken for 'lady breakers' ..oh Jesus Christ...Silver rod aerials were big back then, homebase radios with 'power packs' to run them from home or little Midland radios in cars, 'boots' to increase the distance, I remember if there was 'skip', you could speak to people miles away. Couldnt think of anything worse nowadays...whatever did we used to talk about...

i know i remember i had a cobra 148 (illegal back then) because it was AM FM USB LSB.had a 100w burner fitted and a sigma 4 aerial i used to talk to people in spain,france,holland etc.back in the days,my god im getting old

I switched the rechargeable 600mah AAA batteries to some duracell 1000mah rechageables and get a good 2 days use out of them now before charging, nearly twice the running time.

Jetpac

NEVER BUY BINATONE.

better than amstrad.....just !!

telboy69

i know i remember i had a cobra 148 (illegal back then) because it was … i know i remember i had a cobra 148 (illegal back then) because it was AM FM USB LSB.had a 100w burner fitted and a sigma 4 aerial i used to talk to people in spain,france,holland etc.back in the days,my god im getting old



Ha yes I had a sigma 4 and a ham international jumbo.

http://radiopics.com/CB_Radio/USA%20CB/3-Base/Ham%20International/Photos/Ham%20International_Jumbo%202_top.jpg

ZEbbEDY

get a couple of baofeng UV-B5s, much better



Defo Chinese Baofeng, Wouxun (Which I have) or Jingtong

These 8KM are more like 1.5KM with a good line of sight between the radios, very poor for that price !

Get yourself a pair for £13 from Asda if you want basic 2 Way !

maxmix

danny-mac

Ha yes I had a sigma 4 and a ham international jumbo.



Wowza never seen one of them for a longggg time. I used to have that radio, I'm sure it was only 20 or 30watt but I had a 50watt burner to increase the range, aerial I used was an antron-99. The good old days :-)

People still use these? Wow.

GrannyMurray

People still use these? Wow.



Nope. No one uses them. At all. Ever. Like, I mean never.

davidbrent

Silver rod aerials were big back then, homebase radios with 'power packs' … Silver rod aerials were big back then, homebase radios with 'power packs' to run them from home or little Midland radios in cars, 'boots' to increase the distance, I remember if there was 'skip', you could speak to people miles away.



And the main "high street" place to buy gear was Tandy (aka Radio Shack). They used to do a pretty impressive 40 channel hand-held which had excellent range, but ate up batteries. Then again, Tandy had a monthly battery club and gave away free "own brand" batteries too!

Those were the days

cb-uk

And the main "high street" place to buy gear was Tandy (aka Radio Shack). … And the main "high street" place to buy gear was Tandy (aka Radio Shack). They used to do a pretty impressive 40 channel hand-held which had excellent range, but ate up batteries. Then again, Tandy had a monthly battery club and gave away free "own brand" batteries too! Those were the days



I remember Tandys. This has brought it all flooding back.
It was channel 19 for contacting people, "19 a copy!", then once you got in touch, you'd 'take it' to some other channel etc.
Was it channel 9 for emergencies or was that a myth? Fortunately never had cause to use it, dont know if someone actually monitored that or not? You had a handall as well which was equivalent of your username nowadays I suppose.
I think one of my mates still uses it occasionally. Oh and the 'mag-mounts' which were the magnetic aerial bases that mobile breakers had.

davidbrent

I remember Tandys. This has brought it all flooding back.It was channel … I remember Tandys. This has brought it all flooding back.It was channel 19 for contacting people, "19 a copy!", then once you got in touch, you'd 'take it' to some other channel etc.Was it channel 9 for emergencies or was that a myth? Fortunately never had cause to use it, dont know if someone actually monitored that or not? You had a handall as well which was equivalent of your username nowadays I suppose.I think one of my mates still uses it occasionally. Oh and the 'mag-mounts' which were the magnetic aerial bases that mobile breakers had.



The general "hailing" channel was 14 - as in "1 4, 1 4 for a copy". Then, you would pick another channel and move to it e.g. "knock it to channel two zero" And yes, channel 9 was the emergency channel.

The mag-mount aerials were pretty creative - large whip antenna on top of ridiculously large magnet stuck on top of the car roof (who cared if it scratched the paintwork?)

Here you go:

http://i.imgur.com/YcYXPxh.jpg

cb-uk

The general "hailing" channel was 14 - as in "1 4, 1 4 for a copy". Then, … The general "hailing" channel was 14 - as in "1 4, 1 4 for a copy". Then, you would pick another channel and move to it e.g. "knock it to channel two zero" And yes, channel 9 was the emergency channel.The mag-mount aerials were pretty creative - large whip antenna on top of ridiculously large magnet stuck on top of the car roof (who cared if it scratched the paintwork?)



Strange, everyone in my area (East Anglia) always used to use channel 19. Remembered the mag mounts used to have this tightly coiled metal whipping on top of the magnet. And after a storm, the big silver rods could often be found in the street lol.
Also, pressing the mike button used to sometimes affect the neighbours tv reception!

Hey, I had that Realistic TRC-2001. I had that mobile rig running off of a 12V CB power supply connected to a GPA antenna mounted to my chimney. Wow! brings back some memories.

ZEbbEDY

get a couple of baofeng UV-B5s, much better


Nice radios, I have one; but bear in mind you need an amateur radio licence to use a Baofeng UV-B5 legally. Not too hard to achieve, 3 of us in our family are licenced, and apart from anything else you learn where NOT to transmit so as not to interfere with legal/critical users of the same radio frequencies

davidbrent

Strange, everyone in my area (East Anglia) always used to use channel … Strange, everyone in my area (East Anglia) always used to use channel 19. Remembered the mag mounts used to have this tightly coiled metal whipping on top of the magnet. And after a storm, the big silver rods could often be found in the street lol.Also, pressing the mike button used to sometimes affect the neighbours tv reception!



It was 19.

Be79n

It was 19.

i wonder if people still use them ! i suppose they do as there are still a few specialist shops around in the uk selling cobra,midland ,ham international etc....

cb-uk

The general "hailing" channel was 14 - as in "1 4, 1 4 for a copy". Then, … The general "hailing" channel was 14 - as in "1 4, 1 4 for a copy". Then, you would pick another channel and move to it e.g. "knock it to channel two zero" And yes, channel 9 was the emergency channel.The mag-mount aerials were pretty creative - large whip antenna on top of ridiculously large magnet stuck on top of the car roof (who cared if it scratched the paintwork?)

i remember my uncle had the k40 aerial for his car,expensive then about 30:00.

knowitall5

I got 8km one's from maplin for £10.00. I think people should go for 12km … I got 8km one's from maplin for £10.00. I think people should go for 12km though since it rarely does the distance


Just £10? Any links?
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