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Sears has the Cobra microTALK CXT-85 Radio Value Pack for $10 with free in-store pickup only. 2-way radios have a 16-mile range and require no FCC license. Includes 2 radios, 6 x AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, and wall adapter with Y plug.
Retail: $40

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    kenshabby Ben's cred: 25
    Posted 8:41 pm PDT 05/21/13

    Beware the above inaccurate product description, lest you become a target of the FCC which will levy a serious fine for improper/unlicensed transmission on certain channels on this radio.

    Copied from the User's Guide for the Cobra product:

    This two-way radio operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) license. A user must be licensed prior to operating on Channels 1 through 7 or 15 through 22, which comprise the GMRS channels of this radio. Serious penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules. Operation of this radio is subject to additional rules specified in 47 R Part 95.

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    dudesowetodit Ben's cred: 26
    Posted 10:45 pm PDT 05/21/13

    so can i use channels 8-14? would that still require a lic? newbee here...

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    kendunn Ben's cred: 88
    Posted 5:59 am PDT 05/22/13

    Does the FCC really come after you (just curious)? I have used these on the lake, hiking, etc and imagine I would be a hard target, but drone technology has come a long way.

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    kendunn Ben's cred: 88
    Posted 6:01 am PDT 05/22/13

    Vaporware, I checked my little town, nothing for 50 miles, checked Lexington and Louisville KY, nothing for 50, for kicks checked NYC and LA....guess what? Nada

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3427
    Posted 6:10 am PDT 05/22/13

    So get a license... or keep moving.

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