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Uniden GMR2872-2CK 28-Mile 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Waterproof Two-Way Radio (Yellow)


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  • 28-mile range, submersible/floating GMRS 2-way radios
  • 142 privacy + 143 group codes; 22 total channels
  • Silent mode with vibrate alert
  • Direct call with name display
  • Includes two radios, two NiMH rechargeable batteries and dual-bay charging cradle
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  • Media: Wireless Phone Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 10 x 34 cm ; 862 g
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
  • Item model number: GMR2872-2CK
  • ASIN: B002R0DVWA
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 14 2014
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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews
79 of 80 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good value with caveats - See updated comment. July 19 2010
By KO6JW - Published on Amazon.com
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As an amateur radio operator, I use very high quality walkie-talkies every day. This radio is well built and appears to be quite rugged. I use GMRS radios because my wife is not a ham. We need to be able to communicate around our property (several acres) and into town. I estimate the power output of this radio to be 2-3 watts. This is on a par with my other walkie-talkies. Power output on portable radios is always a trade off between range and battery life. This radio has a small battery - so more power would kill the battery in a hurry. The power output is adequate. The so-called range boost makes only a small difference in output. The claimed 28 mile range is a joke. These ratings should be divided by a factor of 20 in the real world. So what! My $600 5 watt portables won't do much better. Don't be disappointed - be realistic. That's why hams and public safety agencies use mountain top repeaters. Professional GMRS units start around $200. At $35-$40 each these units are excellent.
The weather radio sensitivity is excellent even with the short antenna. Was able to pick up a NOAA transmitter over 125 miles away.
Other trade offs:
No external mike or headset jack due to waterproofing concerns. Cannot use AAA batteries which makes extended field use a challenge. Could use cigarette lighter adapter in a car, however. Suggest purchase extra battery packs from Uniden and charge in radio prior to expeditions.

UPDATE

I have to downgrade my opinion of the product after several months of use. The flexible antenna started to break near the base and has now broken completely. Since it is a fixed antenna it is not field replaceable. The radio is now junk.

This radio will not stand up to heavy use. Ironically the break in the antenna is at the place where the word "submersible" is imprinted into the rubber antenna. The letters make the antenna weaker at that point.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be realistic and you will be happy July 22 2010
By Keith Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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Just got these not too long ago so I haven't used these hard core yet. However, I did test them on my 37ac. property and since I have realistic expectations I am very happy with them. My expectations - I don't expect any hand held FRS/GMRS to go more than 3-5 miles on top wattage and no more than a mile on low wattage. Yes, it would be nice if they didn't say 28miles on the package but that is marketing nowadays for ALL of the competitors. These Unidens easily reach from one end of my property to the other on low wattage, regardless if we are in the house or outside. Since my kids play in the river they needed to be waterproof and these allow us to stay in touch. Really, these are waterproof to 10 feet, appear well built and simply work. All of this and I got them for only $80. Wow.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good radio, misleading advertising Dec 14 2010
By L. Brunker - Published on Amazon.com
We've had these radios for several months.

The Bad: The package says 28 miles but there's no chance of that happening. There are no jacks for earphones, microphones or external power supply. GMRS requires an $85 license to use legally. Can't always tell when the battery is low and the radio will turn off without warning (which happened to me just today). Uses a proprietary battery that once discharged is not conveniently replaceable with a different fully charged battery or AA batteries. Can't replace the antenna with a more efficient one like you can with hand-held police scanners/ham radios.

Unknown: There are no range-extending repeaters in my area so I'm not sure if these radios can be used with one.

The Good: One of the first things we did was take the radios to the most unobstructed area we could find and test the range. For us this meant two hilltops about 7 miles apart. While we couldn't hold a normal conversation we still managed to hear each other about half or a third of the time. I stayed home while my husband drove a quarter mile, half mile and full mile away in our neighborhood. We were able to talk to each other even with houses and trees in the way, although we had to use full power at times and he had to get out of the car at longer distances. The main reason we purchased these was they were waterproof. If the radio gets dropped while canoing, they will not only be fine but they'll float, making them retrievable. If you don't want to pay the license (which is valid for life, never has to be renewed and covers your immediate family), you can still operate the radios on FRS frequencies for free but at reduced power. We have no problem talking to each other while in separate cars and my husband is following me to the same destination. We most often use them when going to large stores. My husband can go look at what he wants, I can look at what I want, we don't waste time trying to find each other and we can also ask each other questions. One of the things the manual doesn't say is there is a loop at the top of the radio near the antenna; this is for hanging the radio on a hook or tying a rope to it (confirmed this with Uniden's tech support).
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kool!!! Sept. 10 2010
By Randy Chriscoe - Published on Amazon.com
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Best FRS/GMRS units I have ever owned. I put my gear to ulitmate use and these are no exception. In Rain and snow and extreme cold, they havn't failed me. Most range I have used them at was about 11-12 miles and they operated flawless in wilderness area. Battery unit is sealed with compression "o" rings and I have had no leaks. Size is good and ok to use with light/Medium gloves on. Charge last better than most I have used in the past. Sound is clear. They could use more options for headsets, but I have never used them when I did have the options so. There's my 2 cents. Will keep these in my gear untill, who knows??
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Happy with Amazon's replacement program. Oct. 24 2010
By Clyde C. Capps - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the units stopped working after two weeks. Returned to Amazon and replacments seem to be working just fine. Lots of features!


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