The old walkie talkie's (Motorola's) are finally beginning to give up the ghost. Plus they're somewhat big and bulky. Heck they were not knew when I started there and that's been going on almost 5 years. The grounds are not huge, huge but big enough. What I need is a minimum of 3 walkie talkies that will talk with each other (I'd prefer 4), with extra batteries (if they still make them that way), chargers for all 4 and an ability to communicate up to say 2 miles (never would go over a mile and not even that but I figure overkill is best). Got to be able to receive and hear through a brick wall (okay probably several brick walls at times) like the ones we have now do (when they're working). Cheapest possible we can get away with considering it's donated funds that will have to purchase it. Especially, since we're now committed to paying for the Nexel phones that we've been mandated to have in the DAV vans coming in from outlying areas and that ain't cheap at all (it's a huge headache for me as well - of course by the time I'm done looking over the phone calls and giving it back to my boss it's becoming a headache for her as well). I'm doing the research but I'm totally clueless - in other words I don't know what to look for and it's been driving me crazy for the past few days. I'd really like to be able to hear my driver and tell him that a patient needs to be picked up on the hill and brought back down to the main entrance or to go over to the eye clinic, etc. These guys and gals can't walk some of these distances (the hospital is very spread out compared to other VA's). Any and all help is appreciated.