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#1 wqnd300

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Posted 04 May 2020 - 04:00 PM

I was wondering if they still make any off the shelf bubble pack radios that are repeater capable. My parents need new radios but my mom isnt tech savy enough to use a part 90 radio.



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Posted 04 May 2020 - 06:29 PM

I'm not aware of any "bubble pack radios" that can use a repeater. I suggest a WLN KD-C1 radio available at Amazon for $15.99 and free shipping.
 
It is a tiny 16 channel, 4 watt HT, programmable with Chirp and a programming cable.

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Posted 11 May 2020 - 08:47 PM

Motorola Talkabout MT351R

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 04:19 PM

Not programmable, no repeater operation. Fail.



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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:53 PM

actually the R stands for repeater capable. I bought this radio and tested on our repeater, I returned them for other reasons.



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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:17 PM

If it can work a repeater, it is not FRS. This thread is under the wrong topic.
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#7 Ian

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:11 PM

Retevis RT76 is as close to that as you're going to get.

You'll have to do all the programming up front (BaoFeng cable) but after that, it's just a knob with thirty channels, the last eight of which are repeater inputs.



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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:45 PM

Alternately, it's a bit more expensive than straight bubble packs, but definitely repeater capable, is the wouxun kg-805g. once it's set up, basic operation can be as simple as twist one knob for volume, the other knob for channels, and push to talk, and they're available from the on-site store.

 

https://shop.mygmrs....able-gmrs-radio






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