Can you hear me now?

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Two-way "sport" radios have been around for nearly a decade, promising the ability to yak across giant mountain bowls and yammer from ridge to ridge. The trouble is, they often don't work amidst the peaks. The next generation does. One model, the new Motorola T7400 ($140) comes with a skier-savvy skill set, including eight weather channels, noise and interference filters, rechargeable batteries, a hands-free mode and-most important-a range that's been expanded to seven miles. Now you can be crushing the powder at Alta while gloating to your boarding buddy at Snowbird that it's too bad he can't join you.

JANUARY 2005