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Old 01-26-2013, 06:23 AM   #2251
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Originally Posted by JRWooden View Post
Just my opinion, but unless you NEED the extra range of the SMH10, I would go with the SMH5.
The SMH5 is going to be more resistant to damage and does not use the spring-loaded contact <--> baseplate design...
I agree, but to help others evaluate the difference, keep in mind that "range" is not just a matter of feet (or meters) between bikes. I have the SMH-10 and a pal has the SMH-5. If he and I get separated by an 18-wheel truck or two on the highway, he's gone. In the same situations, my SMH-10 riding pals stay on the air.

I still think my 5 friend made the right choice for him, and the occasional disconnect is not a deal killer, but for some the 5 might not have enough "range."

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