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    Suggestion - get the small "family radios" - the better ones can go 10 miles or more. My daughter uses them with her kids when they take off to play at the park. We use them between the boat and the house when we are out on the lake. We have used them between hikers in a large group and another with the "chase car" meeting us at the other end.

    Here is an example.
    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Search&feat=sr
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    Brad, excellent -- thanks. Any ideas where to get one? We'll need to pick it up ASAP. I'm guessing one of the many hiker/climber supply stores in any one of the White Mountain towns may carry them. I'll of course see if there's an L.L. Bean around too.

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    There's an LL Bean in North Conway. Also, IME and EMS, probably cheaper. Might try Wal-mart, too. Seriously.

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    Yes, you can get them of varying quality - and range - at Circuit City, Best Buy, Wal-mart, etc. The LL Bean model is a lot longer range than the typical ones you find. But these will do the trick for what you need.

    When we do office hikes we make sure the chase car driver, the lead hiker and the end hiker all have these radios. This way we can check in on everyone as we go.
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    Question Hut radio system

    Breeze just curious. I know the huts are connected by radio but is the A.R. on the same system?? How about the summit?? Just curious how the hut radio system is set up.

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    Rex,

    AMC and the Auto Road don't share radio comms.

    Auto Road and MW State Park ARE radio friendly, including all the vehicles from each entity that travel the AR.

    I have never asked the MW State Park crew if they have radio comm with Lakes/AMC ( slaps forehead) but I sure will be asking that question at my very next opportunity.

    Trish, I second the recommendation for getting a pair of the "family " radios. A good solution!

    Breeze

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    On the summit, state park and the obs can communicate to any other linked source. We are on different frequencies though so we have to switch over to communicate to the various agencies (for the obs at least). But state park scans most frequencies if not upstairs, definately in the living quarters cause I hear that going with AMC resv calls around the time I wake up every afternoon. And as for the obs, we talk to the huts every morning via radio to provide our forecast to them. But that being said, we are not an interum for cases like the one Breeze told about someone attempting to drive up late in the day. We don't want people to get the notion that if they need us to relay a message that we are their personal operator with various agencies.
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    We were out all day looking at various gear/clothing stores (North Conway's L.L. Bean included). We couldn't find any radios. HOWEVER, we have not tried Walmart. Didn't even think of it. Will visit one tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishandAlex View Post
    We were out all day looking at various gear/clothing stores (North Conway's L.L. Bean included). We couldn't find any radios. HOWEVER, we have not tried Walmart. Didn't even think of it. Will visit one tomorrow.
    Try Radio Shack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Try Radio Shack.
    Will do tomorrow as well.

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