Homestead Communication

When you’ve got a big homestead, and spotty reception, 2-way radios are a must.

We’ve recently tried the¬†BaoFeng BF-888S Two Way Radio. Here’s what we thing…

Pros:

The radios get good reception within a mile use on hilly terrain. They were easy to use, and signal was very clear. No static interference at all.

Each radio comes with its own accessories:

  • Headset
  • Clip
  • Charging station

They charged quickly, and kept their charge for days with moderate use.

Cons:

I wish the radios were waterproof

I wish the radios used AA batteries instead of 1500mAh Li-ion battery

Final Recommendation

At $11 each, they are an excellent value, but they’re not meant for inclement weather. I think they were intended for use in large department stores. They will work for the homestead, but if you want radios that can take a beating, you’ll probably need to upgrade to a higher quality radio.

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