Oxbow Renegade Radios - Anyone Try These?

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Has anyone tried out these new Oxbow Renegade radios? I got an ad for them on FB and they look like a good alternative to the more expensive BCA radios.
Supposed to be the same power (2w) but I think the fact that the radio itself is outside of your backpack would help with range issues that sometimes hinder the BCA. They look to be designed for snowmobile use, but I can't find much for reviews on them.


 

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Has anyone tried out these new Oxbow Renegade radios? I got an ad for them on FB and they look like a good alternative to the more expensive BCA radios.
Supposed to be the same power (2w) but I think the fact that the radio itself is outside of your backpack would help with range issues that sometimes hinder the BCA. They look to be designed for snowmobile use, but I can't find much for reviews on them.



I have. Unfortunately not a ton since the snow is still non-existent here and they showed up after hunting season. Before we sold them I wanted to make sure they performed so I've done some minor testing.

Range with my wife in the house and me in a side x side at 6/10ths of a mile we could still hear each other with some static. The terrain between us was flat but heavily wooded so in some western conditions I think a mile isn't out of the question. We do have another shipment inbound right now if you decide to buy some....
 

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I have. Unfortunately not a ton since the snow is still non-existent here and they showed up after hunting season. Before we sold them I wanted to make sure they performed so I've done some minor testing.

Range with my wife in the house and me in a side x side at 6/10ths of a mile we could still hear each other with some static. The terrain between us was flat but heavily wooded so in some western conditions I think a mile isn't out of the question. We do have another shipment inbound right now if you decide to buy some....
Thanks! I actually have a bca but I'm trying to convince some of my family members to upgrade to newer radios and this seems to be a cheaper solution than the bca. They've all got older motorola radios that they spent hundreds on and they don't want to give them up but they don't work with the new ones.
 

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Thanks! I actually have a bca but I'm trying to convince some of my family members to upgrade to newer radios and this seems to be a cheaper solution than the bca. They've all got older motorola radios that they spent hundreds on and they don't want to give them up but they don't work with the new ones.

Yes, so many of us had the Motorola Talk Abouts back in the day. So far I'm liking these Oxbow radios, especially the price....
 
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