|MOTOROLA T9580RSAME 20-Mile 2-Way Talkabout® Radios with SAME? Technology|
Customer Reviews of Motorola T-9580RSAME Talkabout® 2-Way Radio with S.A.M.E Severe Weather Warnings
Don't be fooled by the 22 mile reception from these radio's, or from any radio for that matter. The manual explains how they achieve such distance: from the top of a canyon down to the valley. We bought ours so that our son and his friends can go to the park and we could have one at home - less than half a mile. Works great for that even when someone is in the basement. The radios are built well. We have dropped them several times and they still work.
I was misled by the 22 mile reception hype. In the city (and it says so in the instructions), the reception is less than a mile. Weather station is cool. Haven't tried it in the woods yet.