jc1240 Posted November 11, 2021 Report Share Posted November 11, 2021 I apologize if this is "one of those topics," but I need some help in purchasing some HTs. I'm not asking for THE radio to get, but maybe someone can help me narrow down some to check. For example, Retevis has a nice sale today, but there are so many models from them alone, I just don't know. Here are my criteria, questions and use: Main use (other than toying around) - we drive 2 vehicles to our annual vacation spot (7 hour drive) and I'd like us to use radio instead of cell phone for those quickies where calling would take longer than the conversation itself. One hurdle - I'm torn between GMRS and MURS. I'd probably get more use out of GMRS, so...that might already be the answer, but I can also get that later if I go with MURS. At some point before I die, I'll have both because I'm starting to get that addiction. Main desire - the PAIR of HTs to be about $100 or less (very easy with Retevis's sale should I go that route). I know here are some sweet GMRS radios that for one unit go for $150+; that's too much for this use. They don't have to be Retivis, I just mention them because of the current sale. This is a contender (TIDRadio RD-H5) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08Z7MVVBH/ So...what I'm looking for are just some suggestions to check. I started with review videos, but I'm overwhelmed with the number of radio models, I think I'm looking at this and it is that because the trailing letter is different, etc. Do I really care if it has a keypad? I'll probably set them up once and that's that. Are there some to avoid? I saw one review of the RB23 (GMRS) and the person could not get it to use wideband on any channel. Thanks, John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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