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Old May 31st, 2013, 02:55   #1
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I need a radio

I'm new to airsoft and need a radio, ptt and head set/mic. Does anyone have any suggestions
At the field I play at they use GMRS channels and there's pretty thick woods/bush.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 03:03   #2
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I suspect the common answer on ASC will be a puxing px888. Dualband, programmable and readily available. As far as headset/ptt goes that's a little bit more subjective but make sure to stick with Kenwood plugs (for to use with teh puxing). Availability of ptt and headsets is a little hit and miss though especially early in the season.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 03:38   #3
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I've heard a ton of people talk about the puxing 888 do you need a radio liscence to use it and where's a good place to buy one from?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:08   #4
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http://www.northtrailsports.com/TWO-...c94/index.html
out of stock though :\

Edit: He has a special order section
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:23   #5
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Do you need a licence though?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 05:53   #6
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No you do not need a radio/transmitting license to obtain/own/use the Puxing888. Just buy it, program it, and get the headset and put, and your set
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Old May 31st, 2013, 07:15   #7
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But isn't the puxing 888 at a higher output than you are allowed to use on GMRS channels?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 08:08   #8
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Technically yes, you would need a license.

But, if you operate it only on FRS and GMRS frequencies and keep it on low power, there is no major issues with owning and operating the puxing.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 08:22   #9
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Just for arguments sake: How would any authorities know what power output you are operating at?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 08:42   #10
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Either with diagnostic equipment or checking your setting.

FYI, a member of the regulation authority for this stuff plays airsoft with us and uses the high power radios too. Its not a big deal. 4W wont go very far.

As log as you keep it on the proper frequencies there are no issues.

If you need it quickly and cant wait for a restock in country, http://www.409shop.com/409shop_product.php?id=110128

I know a lot of guys who have ordered through them, service is great.

Pickup a spare battery for the radio too if you ever plan on playing 24hr games.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 08:50   #11
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I'd seen 409shop I just didn't know how reliable it is how many times have you bought from it?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:01   #12
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BTW, If you don't need the dual band. The px-777 does the same great job.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:04   #13
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Worry less about how they monitor power output. Be more concerned about using the wrong frequencies.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:09   #14
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I'd only be using GMRS frequencies and I'm also looking at this radio:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-Two...-/181120682408
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:16   #15
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If you want easier help on this forum, I'd go with either puxing or wuxoun. Those are the brands mostly found around here and known to be reliable.
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