> For your voice comms in-and-around your APRS event, I just noticed that
> R.S has their $99 #21-1810 FRS radios on clearance sale for $20 each:
> Being replaced by #21-1813 for $99 which LOOKS IDENTICAL...
And the reason is... My #21-1810 sucks. Got it out on the trail and
audio sounds crummy, and I lost my daughter completely on the #12-1810
model while I still had 100% comms on my cheap single channel off-brand
"Whistler". So for $20 its nice to have an all channel/all tone model,
but you get what you pay for...
From my survey of all stores, Radio shack had the highest prices. almost
by a factor of TWO for some of the full featured radios..