A Talkabout is indeed a far cry from an APX 8000, true. But the T600s are built much better than a Baofeng BF-T3 is all I am saying .
I’ve been really curious as to how well the 900MHz Motos work compared to 462MHz NFM. Mostly just because I am a big radio nerd, but I’d love to see some range comparisons in different settings. We use FRS in the outdoors and on trips a lot, so I am curious if foliage really likes to attenuate the 33cm band as much as I seem to read.
There are a few GMRS users in my area here. I make sure to avoid using their channel out of respect. They are the one group of users I could see having genuine frustration from FRS, namely kids running around with their radios roger beeping and yelling random things until their AAA’s run down. Fortunately, the band is pretty free and uneventful around here for the most part.