I am getting ready to replace my old hand held radio, and will probably go to West Marine this weekend. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
I think I'm going to buy the Cobra MR HH600 handheld today. Seems to be decent for the price. I guess my question is more about radio usage at Powell. Since they are line of sight are they really that effective? If I'm halfway into Mountain Sheep and I'm trying to communicate with the houseboat in Dungeon, will it work?
One advantage to a hand held is you can climb on top of a mountain and talk for a long ways. I have several for business and have talked probably 30 miles line of sight to our base from the top of a mountain. It is line of sight but you can take it up where you may get someone to hear you. Just a thought.I'm struggling with buying one now It almost sounds like I should just get a basic $100 handheld in case something happens I can at least call for help within that immediate canyon/bay I'm in, because beyond that there's little hope. I'm not a radio hobbyist and I'm not overly interested in installing a fixed mount with separate antenna for something I will use once a year, and still only have limited capabilities because of the canyon nature of Powell. I have limited fishing/boat funds and need to put them where they'll be of best use. The rebate for the Cobra MR HH600 ends today... but I think I'll ponder, wait a couple months and go from there.