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    Garmin also makes some FRS (family radio service) radios that include a built-in GPS - in addition to knowing where you are, your position can be transmitted to the other radios in your group - this is then plotted on the unit's screen. Rino is the line, there are a number of models.

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    Ryan what type of radios do you use high or low band
    is it radio to radio or is there a repeater
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    What you really might want to look into is one of these:

    http://www.findmespot.com/Home.aspx?...FQJ-xgodJ2jQog

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    Thanks, Ed. I'll see if I can find a Garmin one tomorrow.

    KD, I don't think Spot is what we want for this trip. We just need to be able to communicate with each other between the summit and Lakes of the Clouds. We need to be able to talk with each other. OK, we don't NEED to talk with each other, but I'd feel better if we could, so my husband and I can be assured of where the other one is and how we are doing.

    Again guys, much obliged for the info. There's a Walmart a few exits away from us, I'll try there tomorrow. If they don't have one, I'll find a Radio Shack.

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    This would definitely be overkill for what you're planning to do, but the virtue of SPOT is that you can communicate, anywhere, by text message, even when there is no radio reception.

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    LL Bean, EMS, and Walmart all list Garmin Rinos on their websites, no easy way to confirm whether or not the stores stock them...

    I would think that a local non-chain store would have them too.

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    KDT -- I didnT know about the text message capability. That's very interesting.

    Ed, the North Conway EMS and L.L. Bean (and a few other places) didn't have an radios when I was there yesterday. We'll try Walmart and Radio Shack (and other places if needed) today.

    As always, much obliged folks.

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    Walmart lists several, "available online only"

    This is listed as "In Limited Stores":

    Outdoor GPS Unit And 2-Way Radio All In One!
    Made for the ultimate outdoor enthusiast, Garmin's Rino 120 GPS unit also comes with a built-in, 2-way radio with a 5 mile talk range for instant communication with your travel partner. Features a built-in basemap of North and South America, 8 MB of memory and up to 500 waypoints and 20 routes.
    .... more at:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=1956733

    ... this post may be too late as you are probably shopping as I post it.
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    Got the radio today, in the hunter's section at Walmart. We've tested them, they work great.

    Hooray!

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    That is excellent. They can come in handy in many different situations.
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