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Neat little radios.
on April 13, 2013
I picked these little guys up as they promised total privacy in use. And realistically they do just that. Compared to GMRS/FRS these will not have interference from other users unless they are within range AND on the happen to use the same channel (1000 choices)! And, yes I suppose someone with REALLY specialized equipment could listen in but the reality is that these are about as private as you can get.
In the field they work well. They have about the same range as FRS type radios (also licence free), but the big plus is NO interference. Additionally you can use these commercially also, not so with GMRS/FRS.
My radios arrive very quickly and worked out of the box, but after a few days of playing with them I noticed one battery had some charging issues, A letter to Trisquare with some other questions and remarks went unanswered, so manufacturers support is nil. Too bad this is a great product. I ended up ordering a spare battery. Oddly these look like a standard 3 cell Nimh AA pack (and are labelled HiMh) but provide 4.8 volts. I'll have to do surgery on the bad pack when the good one arrives.
The other issue was that on some occasions they seem to loose sync. Turning the radio off and back on seems to solve that problem. The build quality is adequate for personal use, they are not commercial quality but they don't cost like one either. Motorola has a similar system that runs around $260 a radio! Now you have commercial quality!
A few weeks later I scored a set of TSX300 radios at a local sports store and now my family can go to the Bronx Zoo and keep in touch without interference or noise from kids screaming on their FRS radios.
A really great idea, to bad Trisquare is no longer making these.
Only four stars due to poor response from the manufacturer and the occasional glitch.