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Cobra Microtalk for the Geek Travelers

In the last couple of months that the Band of Bloggers have been traveling — Tagaytay, Bataan, Puerto Galera, Punta Fuego, Pampanga — one of the very crucial leg of our trips is maintaining the convoy to the destination. Volumes of text messages and hours of call times are exchanged amidst confusion and sometimes frustration sets in. We even joke at times that since a couple of us have Globe Visibility and Smart 3G, we should log in to our individual Skype accounts and do voice chats instead (much less expensive!).

So, I thought of a better solution — bring a walkie talkie.

Cobra Microtalk

We got a Cobra Microtalk with a line of sight range of about 3 miles. We tried it out in Punta Fuego and it delivered just fine even though we’re on opposite sides of a hill. The chargers were bulky so one can opt to use disposable double A batteries instead.

The problem was we’ve been playing with the two-way radios too often that when the time comes we really needed it (going back home), the batteries have depleted and I got lost at the Sta. Rosa exit. So, for our Bohol trip this week-end, it stays in the bag on stand-by.

Still, its fun playing with it. 10-4. Roger!

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. Miguel says:

    But these need to be licensed with the NTC, right?

  2. Dusty says:

    Not these. These are consumer radios where the frequencies cannot be changed. Just 20 channel to choose from I think.

  3. Michael says:

    Old School! Hahaha. Those were the days.

  4. jangelo says:

    I still have my trusty Motorola FR60’s — You can drop those things three storeys and they’ll still live.

  5. Luis says:

    I love driving with these things.

  6. Sasha says:

    Twas quite funny when you guys were playing with it at the dinner table, asking to pass plates and what not even when you guys were just a couple of feet away from each other! :lol:

  7. Kates says:

    I had fun jamming the popular local VHF group here in Iloilo. O, ano? SY na. +10

  8. Dusty says:

    hehe … you can’t jam VHF/UHF frequencies with these … that’s why you don’t need a license.

  9. Chester says:

    VHF transceivers are more fun! hehehehe… Pwede ka makipag SY sa local people to ask for directions.

    Downside is you need a “license” for these equipments.

    “May breaker po ba?, Go ahead breaker, call sign?”
    Nyahahaha… I can’t help it!!!

  10. ford everest says:

    hello po,i still use a cobra radio s.r.r.s.(short range radio service) also known as p.r.s.(personal radio service),ung no need for license na po,pero authorized po nang ntc,may sticker po siya at the back,you will see it taking off the batteries,my wife and i use it at the mall,kung kailangan namin maghiwalay,no need to use the cellphones,lugi daw kasi wife ko,sa supermarket,usually no cellphone signal kasi nasa basement,kaya i got the idea of getting one.

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