Motorola Talkabout MH230R Two-Way Radio
Although Motorola boasts that the MH230R has a broadcast range of up to 23 miles, they also advise that their claims are based upon "optimum conditions with an unobstructed line of sight". But while a 23 mile range is probably unlikely, the signal on these radios will ensure you can communicate clearly over large distances. Trees, rock, and even the concrete sprawl of an urban cityscape are no match for the powerful transmission signal on these radios. Even if you're in the middle of nowhere, you can connect between radios along twenty-two frequencies (with 121 privacy codes for over 2,600 possible channels) and monitor seven NOAA channels (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for up to the minute weather alerts. Don't worry about the batteries running out either, you can charge the devices from your laptop, wall outlet, or car adapter. The radios have NiMH rechargeable battery packs that last for hours on a single charge. Of course, if you do run out of juice, they'll also run on three AAA batteries. There's also a hands-free option on the MH230R, with use of the iVox feature you can communicate without even touching the unit as you would any traditional speakerphone.