Originally Posted by trip286
The range on most radios is just what the manufacturer is willing to say you'll get for sure. My sister and I picked up some cheap walkie talkies that were supposed to have a range of 1 mile, but they didn't cut out until she got 5 miles away in her car. We could reliably chit chat at 2 miles away.
Yeah, never go by what the packaging says. Go by what folks who've bought them say. I think Trisquare says you can get 3+ miles, but my experience with mine says different. Maybe I'll take one out on the lake sometime and leave one at the cottage and see how far away I can get before the connection is lost.