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can two-way Radios work in rural areas ?

by 2moon / September 24, 2007 10:59 AM PDT

I'm soon moving to a rural area on the southern perninusal of Cape Town.

The cell phone reception there is alomost non-existant.

So I suddenly had an idea of using Two-Way Radios as a means to communicate with my kids and friends in the area.

Then it occured to me that the same low cell signal might also have the same affect on two-way radios.

Is this right?

If not, and two-way radios are not affected, what type or specs of . t.w.r would I be looking for.

The area that I will be moving to is not large, just fairly small.

My cell phone rules my life. Are there any tricks/tips to getting better cell signal, except the obvious ones such as putting the phone at the highest point of the building and pointing it at the nearest cell tower or whatever it's called. Any insider tips?

But most importantly is the two-way radio functionality in those low areas?

Having 3 young teenagers with the potenial of NO contact between us whilst they are on the beach is more than concerning. Normally they can just use their cells, for safety reasons etc Well, I have no doubt that any parent amongst you must feel the same concern

Hope you get back to me soon.
Many thanks all

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