Even for small groups fishing together on a flat or down a stretch of beach, staying in touch can prove difficult. VHFs work, but don't offer private communication. Cell phones are great, but who wants to punch numbers and use airtime when you just need to call a buddy on the other side of the flat? Two-way radios provide an ideal compromise of private,
convenient shortrange communication.
Kenwood has introduced its first radio offering not only two-way communications, but also 10 NOAA weather radio channels and a vibration call alert. The new FreeTalk WX is a compact radio allowing you to stay in touch over distances up to 2 miles. The radio features 14 channels and 38 talk groups per channel, a large illuminated LCD display, visual status indicators and slip-resistant finish. The unit measures less than 5 inches tall and just over 2 inches wide, and retails for $84.95.
For more information, contact Kenwood Communications Corp., 3975 Johns Creek Road, Suwanee, GA 30024; 800-