Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I'm back

Ok I know its been a month since I posted last but it's been a busy/borring month. I thought I would share my latest bargin with all of you. I've wanted a set of FRS radios for some time now but I have never been able to justify it... until now that is. I've purchased two Uniden GMR1038-2 for $9.99, they're regular price is 39.99 I believe.



If you go to Uniden Direct's site they have the radios for $9.99. Yes they are referbished but so what. I've had good luck with referbished stuff in the past. Now I would recommend most people purchase the radios with the rechargable batteries and charging base as they are only $24.99 and these radios use 4, yes 4, AAA's each. Ouch. Now luckily I was able to pick up 24AAA Nimh rechargables from eBay for $12. Check out all-battery.com's eBay store. This should give me 3 full sets of batteries for both radios.

Well how do they work?

I just recieved them today but I've tested them from my Mom's house to my uncle's house and they work fine. That is across two streets and the next block down. I would say about 200 meters. I've also tried them with Lindsay in the apartment and me two parking lots away. Probably about the same amount of distance. They have nice clear reception and are easy to use. The real test will be this summer when we go camping in the mountains. I picked them up mainly for car to car communications. I'm going to take the radios to work tomorrow so maybe they'll get more of a workout.

Well thats it for now but I do hope to start blogging more often again.
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