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Hey guys looking for a good radio and headset combo under 70 dollars, all recomendations are welcome.
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A Boafeng programmable radio is pretty cheap on Amazon. It comes with a headset you can use that's alright. My preference is Code Red headsets, though the cqb model is your entire budget. I found a Chinese clone of the cqb headset also on Amazon for under $20(at the time). Look through this sub forum, I posted about it awile back, I'm just too lazy to go retrieve the link at the moment.
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Bear do you know of a good tutorial for programming the Boafengs? I purchased two and am able to talk between the two radios but can't seem to get them to get on the same frequency as anyone else even when it appears to match. I was about to throw my hands up and just buy some walkies but saw this post about programming and thought I'd take a shot. Any help would be appreciated. In fact, since we are both in Indy if you would like a free lunch for some of your knowledge I'll buy.


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Since its a Chinese made product the factory settings do not match gmrs/frs frequencies we use here in the states. I used a couple of tutorials to program mine by hand, but I'm having trouble finding them. I'll look more in depth when I'm at home later.
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Since its a Chinese made product the factory settings do not match gmrs/frs frequencies we use here in the states. I used a couple of tutorials to program mine by hand, but I'm having trouble finding them. I'll look more in depth when I'm at home later.

Appreciate it.


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Since its a Chinese made product the factory settings do not match gmrs/frs frequencies we use here in the states. I used a couple of tutorials to program mine by hand, but I'm having trouble finding them. I'll look more in depth when I'm at home later.

 

Cringe..... I really hope they have software or something that you can program them with! By hand would be annoying... ICOM has software out there, while older, that makes programming/cloning a breeze!


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There is a programming cable and software that you can get that works for the baofengs.  I honestly didn't find it that hard to program by hand once I read a few tutorials.  You have to go in and delete the old settings before you can program the new ones, which is the most annoying part.  I did it while watching a TV show, so it wasn't as tedious as it could be.  


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Are there enough people using radios/comms to justify getting a radio?


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My personal experience, so your mileage may vary. A lot of the time my usage of a radio will depend on how big of a game it is, and how big the field is. A milsim with a few hundred people? Yes, it's very handy for at least one person in the squad to have a radio for getting missions. A small open play with 20 people? Probably not necessary. Don't worry about getting one right away. Once you have more experience under your belt with different games, you can better determine whether you need one.
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