Friday, June 18, 2010
2 way UHF radio with 8 channels and 89 built in user changeable UHF frequencies. Also features interference eliminator with 122 codes (83 digital DPL, 39 analog PL), channel scan, audio accessory jack for use with headsets and speaker mic (not included), VOX voice activated transmit with select audio accessories, LCD display for feature selection, battery level, and more. Channel alias, custom name each channel for quick identification. Voice scramble option for added privacy and security, Robust 2000 mw audio output, 30% louder than other models. Speaker has low magnetic field to greatly reduce attraction of metal shavings. Free custom programming software option. Meets Military Standards for high resistance to dust, moisture, shock, and vibration. Each unit comes with (1) RDU Walkie Talkie, lithium ion battery, belt clip, 7 hour battery charger, and AC adapter. Available only in the U.S.A.
D104M6B-DX1 Black Power CB Microphone Wired 4 pin Cobra/Uniden
* Type - Amplified Ceramic
* Frequency Response - Adjustable
* Output Level - -44dB below 1 volt per microbar at 1kHz
* Impedance - 5000 ohms matches any radio
* Output Adjust - Approximately 40 dB range
Built tough to withstand the punishing marine environment, the Icom IC-M88 handheld VHF radio is a must for safety-minded boaters. The radio is outfitted with a host of valuable features, including an easy-to-read backlit LCD display, an intuitive six-button keypad, and a rugged waterproof housing that's submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. More significantly, the radio works with all 57 U.S., 61 Canadian, and 57 international channels, along with 10 weather channels from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The VHF channels offer an ideal way to communicate with other boaters--whether exchanging information on a great fishing spot or sending out a distress signal--while the NOAA channels notify you when inclement weather is approaching. As a bonus, the radio also offers 22 free channels (from 146 to 174 MHz) reserved for land mobile (commercial) use, making this an ideal unit for marine professionals who also work on the shore (requires FCC license).
The radio's layout is straightforward and easy to use, with a half dozen clearly labeled buttons on the front panel and a volume/power knob along the top. The radio's rugged body, meanwhile, meets military specifications for durability, so you can rough it up at sea or on land without fearing a breakdown. Other design details include 5 watts of output power for reliable communication over long distances, a surprisingly compact chassis that fits easily in the palm of your hand, and a two-step power saver that preserves battery life.
The IC-M88 also offers several scanning modes, including an auto scan function that starts scanning whenever no signal is detected, a traditional scan mode that searches through all the tag channels in sequence, a priority scan mode that does the same but also monitors the distress channel (number 16), and a weather alert option that immediately switches the radio to the appropriate weather channel when a storm warning comes through. Users will also dig the Dual Watch and Tri-Watch functions. The former lets you communicate on a channel of your choice while also keeping an eye on channel 16, while the latter monitors two channels--channel 16 and another channel--while receiving a third channel. The pair of "watch" modes guarantee that you won't miss an important emergency call from a distressed boater while your attention is otherwise engaged.
Additional features include a lithium-ion battery pack that delivers up to 15 hours of talk time per charge, instant access to channels 16 and 9, a key lock function, a four-level battery life indicator, a programmable beep sound, and a self-check function that monitors the internal temperature, connected battery voltage, and water intrusion. Bundled with such accessories as a drop-in charger, swivel belt clip, and hand strap, the IC-M88 radio measures 2.44 by 3.81 by 1.53 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a three-year warranty.
What's in the Box
IC-M88 radio, lithium-ion battery pack, drop-in charger, AC adapter, swivel belt clip, hand strap, antenna, user's manual.
22 channels each with 121 privacy codes for 2662 combinations QTTM (Quiet Talk) interruption feature 11 NOAA weather channels iVOX hands-free communication Push-to-talk (PTT) power boost Emergency alert button built-in LED flashlight and mini USB port 27 hours of estimated talk time (3AA alkaline batteries not included) or 9-hour NiMH estimated battery life Available in black Includes 2 belt clips 1 dualdrop-in charger 1 charging adapter and 2 NiMH battery packs and emergency preparedness checklist sheet
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Cobra MR HH330 FLT is a compact, waterproof, Marine Handheld VHF Radio with 1, 3, or 6 watt power options for short and long communications. The unit works for all U.S., Canadian, and International channels, allowing operation on any of the three different channel maps established for these areas. It also has instant national access to all the NOAA weather Channels which provide information on hazards and weather 24 hours a day. This feature is further bolstered by the Weather Alert function which alerts with an audible tone and visual alarm if threatening weather is nearby. Other features of this unit include a noise cancelling microphone, a burp function that vibrates water out of the speaker grill to improve speaker performance, instant channel 16, a large illuminated LCD display and keys, scan option, signal strength meter, key lock, a speaker/ microphone jack, and a battery with charge contacts that allows charging of the battery in the unit. Accessories included are a 1000mAh Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery, Locking desktop charger with AC/DC adapters, and a spring loaded swiveling belt clip.
* Up to 4W Power (2W low power setting); Up to 16 Channels w/Aliasing (Up to 8 Characters); Repeater Capable
* 38 Analog and 83 Digital Interference Eliminator Codes; 22 Hours Battery Life; Battery Gauge; Signal Strength Indicator
* Designed to IP-55 and MIL-SPEC Specifications; Channel Scan with Selectable Scan List; Keypad Lock
* 3 Voice-Inversion Scramble Settings to Minimize Eavesdropping; 3 Audible Call Tones; Five Programmable Buttons
* VOX (Hands-Free use with accessories) with 3 sensitivity levels; Tri-color LED with Transmit, Receive, and Low Battery Indication; 2 Pin Accessory Plug (Compatible with XTN/CLS Series)
Motorola Talkabout T5000 Two-Way Radio Series: One of the rugged “Value Series” models, the T5000 has a range of up to 8 miles and is designed specifically for active families. Combining General Radio (GMRS) technology with the Motorola engineering, this radio is ideal for active outdoor communications. Functional New Design: The Talkabout T5000 is designed for great looks, as well as solid, functional, weather-resistant operations. The sleek rugged housing protects the radio whether it’s being used on the playground, in the neighborhood or at the mall. Full-Featured Privacy: The Talkabout T5000 has full 22-frequency capacity, with 38 privacy codes to reduce interruptions. The Motorola QT functionality allows the radios to be set so they can communicate with other compatible products, adding yet another level of distinction from the other manufacturers. Accessories for Operations: This model features an accessory connector, permitting use of a headset for easy hands-free operation. Power to Spare: These radios are sold in pairs - just charge up the built-in NiMH power source or drop in three AA batteries and you’re ready to start talking. (FRS) and General Mobile Radio (GMRS): frequencies, providing more channel combinations.