What is the difference between the radios I can buy at Radio Shack or Wal-Mart and the ones I can buy from iLoveRadios.com?

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What is the difference between the radios I can buy at Radio Shack or Wal-Mart and the ones I can buy from iLoveRadios.com?

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A. Radios that can be purchased from stores that do not specialize in two-way communications are most likely FRS and GMRS radios. These radios are UHF radios, operated in the 460 MHz frequency band. You are often given a list of frequencies that you can use in the event that 1 or several of the frequencies are experiencing interference. The frequencies are not exclusive to you and it is likely in crowded event environments that you will be listening to conversations of groups other than your own. In addition, the half watt FRS radios, while boasting a 7 miles range, tends to get approximately 200-400 feet indoors and less than a half mile outdoors. They do have the capability of having a 7 mile range, but only in the most unusual and unlikely circumstance that you are both standing on mountain tops. GMRS radios have output of up to 5 watt, however, a FCC license is REQUIRED and are limited to personal use ONLY. Business band frequencies are designated for business use only. When power

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