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how to make a full 500m ranged ranged walkie talkie? Answered

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Re-designBest Answer (author)2010-07-12

This has been asked before. Maybe a different distance but similar. I seen to remember that the best answer we came up with was that it was better to just go out an buy a pair. Even the cheapest pair should have that range unless inside a building with metal walls.

There is no easy way to build a set and you would spend much more than new ones cost.  In the USA it is illegal to build a transmitter unless you have a license except for very very low powered ones under Chapter 15, and some other experimental allowances.  These typically have 200 foot range or less.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-07-14

.  I have to disagree with Re-design's "There is no easy way to build a set" comment. I built a set of Heathkit walkie-talkies when I was a pre-teen.
.  But, as he also points out, buying a kit (or the components) would probably be more expensive than buying a half-decent set. The cheapies probably won't give you more than 100m range. Look in a hunting catalog for "long-range" units.

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Re-design (author)NachoMahma2010-07-19

Heathkit has been out of business for about 15 years now. I don't know of anyone that has taken up the slack. I wish someone would put together some of the same things heathkit did. Ramsey still does quite a bit of kit stuff.

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lemonie (author)2010-07-12

Half a K is a bit of a long way, if you really want to make one I can Google it for you, but otherwise Re-design has your answer.

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kcls (author)lemonie2010-07-13

Oh... When I saw this, I was thinking 500 miles... Now I see that it's actually 500 meters. Silly me.


And don't you start going off on me about saying "meters" and not "meteres" :P

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lemonie (author)kcls2010-07-13


I really hope they didn't mean miles...
Metres (not "meters" or "meteres")

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kcls (author)lemonie2010-07-13

Yes, but the wiki article says "The metre (or meter)".   So HA!

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lemonie (author)kcls2010-07-13


As the silly US spelling which confuses it with meter. It's part of the Metric system not the Meteric system...

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kcls (author)lemonie2010-07-13

Was meter meant to be a link?

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lemonie (author)kcls2010-07-14


Hmm, script-fail. Meter as many meanings, non of which are a metric measure unless you are American.

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Amit Tulshyan (author)kcls2010-07-14

I am a little bad at spellings.

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