FINOCJ previously posted:
"Doesn't seem to give much info on the charging end....would it have a 12V adapter/charging option?"
I chose the Moto T600 because it charges via micro-USB. I wanted something I could easily charge in the Jeep. The Midland GXT1000 seems to be really popular and priced the same, but looks like a pain to charge with TRS connector or having to use their charging base that is designed to sit on a shelf at your house.
Both the Midland and Moto can use alkaline AA batteries, I believe.
"Just an fyi for anyone thinking GMRS. It requires a license to the tune of $70 every 10 years. FRS is legal for anyone, no license. Some frs channels overlap with gmrs. The difference being frs is limited to .5 watts power while gmrs is allowed up to 50 watts."
Apparently there is an exception for radios previously marketed as FRS/GMRS combination radios that transmit less than 2W on the GMRS frequencies and do not access certain frequencies (see my link above). Newer FRS or GMRS radios are supposed to be marketed as only one or the other and these new GMRS radios definitely do require a license as they typically exceed 2W. This seems to be a confusing nuance on GMRS licensing. I'd guess for most of our use with a small group that FRS at 0.5W is enough power anyway, since we'll often be very close together.