The TriSquare TSX300 operates over the 900 MHz band, the same band as many cordless phones, thereby bypassing the crowded FRS/GMRS frequencies used by other two-way radios. TriSquare TSX300 users report no interference from other two-way radio users, and enjoy having -- literally -- 10 billion channels from which to choose. Also, an FCC license isn't required. Included in the list of features is two-way text messaging, call waiting, caller ID, NOAA weather-channel reception, backlit keypad and voice-activated transmission. Its range is the same as other types of two-way radios, or up to 20 miles, depending on conditions. If you need a more powerful two-way radio, the Motorola MR350 FRS/GMRS two-way radio (*Est. $55 per pair) is less expensive yet boasts a range of up to 35 miles (under perfect conditions). The TriSquare radio is often sold as part of a prepackaged pair as the TriSquare TSX300-2VP.
Reviews of the TriSquare TSX300 can be found at a blog run by outdoorsman Albert Rasch and at a paintball enthusiast forum, Tippmann X7 Operators Group. Both of these reviewers were impressed by the performance and durability of these radios. Amazon.com user reviews are helpful as well.
1. The Range Reviews: Tactical
Hunter and outdoor enthusiast Albert Rasch bought a pair of the TriSquare TSX300 radios and tested them with a partner in different environments. He says the radios performed admirably, whether in the woods, on the highway, or inside of a big-box store. He also says they are easy to program and synchronize.
Review: Tactical Reviews: TriSquare's eXRS TSX 300 Two Way Radios, Albert A. Rasch, March 9, 2009
2. Tippmann X7 Operators Group Forum
Tim Burton provides text and very large photos to illustrate the features of the TriSquare TSX300 two-way radio. He likes the fact that a large number of people can use these radios at once without interference or causing crowding of the frequency. Burton comments on a couple of consumer concerns, namely the inability to understand the features and difficulties with synchronization during group use. In both areas, he says that these issues can be remedied by users taking the time to learn how all of the features work.
Review: A Review and Endorsement of TriSquare eXRS Radios, Tim Burton, March 26, 2010
Close to 60 users have posted reviews about the TriSquare TSX300 (sold here as part of the TSX300-2VP prepackaged pair), contributing to an average score of 3.6 out of 5. There are a handful of complaints regarding range, sound quality and battery life, which are common in reviews of two-way radios, but the main concern seems to be problems regarding synchronization. Those who rate these radios highly note that maintaining a full charge is necessary for good sound quality.
Review: TriSquare eXRS TSX300-2VP 900MHz FHSS Digital Two-Way Radio, Contributors to Amazon.com