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The FRS portable radio is an economical entry level series of portable radios specifically designed for use by individual families to operate on the FRS license fee band.  These radios have features including built in PL / DPL (Continuous Tone Coded Subaudible Squelch and Digital Coded Subaudible Squelch) which are used to listen to your group of radios without having to listen to other groups of radios sharing the same channel.  The radios are capable of analog simplex operation which is used in small areas such as camp grounds, gun ranges, go kart racing, picnics, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, spelunking, miniature golf courses, small shopping malls or construction sites.

TALKABOUT® T100

T100 Radio Front View T100 Radio Multi-View

The Talkabout® T100 is Motorola’s smallest entry level FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a little larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, battery saver function, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), menu button, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, 18 hours use on three AAA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T107

T107 FRS Portable Radio Front View T107 FRS Portable Radio Front View

The Talkabout® T107 is Motorola’s smallest entry level FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a bit larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, low battery alert function, monitor, monitor icon, 1 call tone, keypad tone, talk confirmation tone, auto squelch, keypad lock, time out timer (TOT), menu button, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, 18 hours use on three AAA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T260

T260 FRS Portable Radio Front View

T260 FRS Portable Radio Front ViewThe Talkabout® T260 is Motorola’s medium tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA Weather Alerts, a backlit LCD battery status indicator, low battery alert, 20 call tones, keypad tone, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), menu button, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, 12 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 20 hours use on three AAA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

TALKABOUT® T265

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The Talkabout® T265 is Motorola’s medium tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, low battery alert, Eco Smart, 20 call tones, keypad tone, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), menu button, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, dual power, 12 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 29 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T400

T400 FRS Portable Radio Front View T400 FRS Portable Radio Front View

The Talkabout® T400 is Motorola’s medium tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, Eco Smart, 20 call tones, keypad tone, keypad lock, channel busy, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, dual power, 8.5 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 21 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T460

T460 FRS Portable Radio Front View T460 FRS Portable Radio Front ViewThe Talkabout® T460 is Motorola’s medium tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, Eco Smart, 20 call tones, keypad tone, keypad lock, channel busy, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, dual power, 8.5 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 21 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T465

T465 FRS Portable Radio Multi-View T465 FRS Portable Radio Multi-ViewThe Talkabout® T465 is Motorola’s medium tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, PTT power boost,  Eco Smart, 20 call tones, emergency alert button, VibraCall™ alert, keypad tone, keypad lock, channel busy, volume knob, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), IP54 weatherproof, menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, priority scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, dual power, 8.5 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 21 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T480

T480 FRS Portable Radio Front View T480 FRS Portable Radio Front ViewThe Talkabout® T480 is Motorola’s medium tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, PTT power boost, FM broadcast radio, Eco Smart, 20 call tones, emergency alert button, VibraCall™ alert, keypad tone, keypad lock, channel busy, volume knob, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), IP54 weatherproof, menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, priority scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, quiet charge, dual power, 8.5 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 21 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?” Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T600

T600 FRS Portable Radio Front View T600 FRS Portable Radio Front ViewThe Talkabout® T600 is Motorola’s high tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, PTT power boost, FM broadcast radio, Eco Smart, 20 call tones, emergency alert button, VibraCall™ alert, keypad tone, keypad lock, channel busy, volume knob, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), IP54 weatherproof, menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, priority scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, quiet charge, dual power, 8.5 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 21 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T605

T605 Walkie Talkie Radio Front View T605 Walkie Talkie Radio Front ViewThe Talkabout® T605 is Motorola’s high tier FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, water activated flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, PTT power boost, FM broadcast radio, Eco Smart, 20 call tones, emergency alert button, VibraCall™ alert, keypad tone, keypad lock, channel busy, volume knob, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), IP67 waterproof, easy to retrieve in water design, menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, priority scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, single pin accessory connector, quiet charge, dual power, 9 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 23 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter, car charger, carrying case and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

TALKABOUT® T800

T800 Walkie Talkie Radio Front ViewThe Talkabout® T800 is Motorola’s high tier FRS portable radio that operates via bluetooth.  This radio is incredibly small with an ergonomic design.  Features include NOAA 11 Weather channels with Alerts, a backlit LCD battery meter, built in flashlight, low battery alert, battery saver, PTT power boost, 20 call tones, emergency alert button, VibraCall™ alert, keypad tone, channel busy, volume knob, talk confirmation tone, monitor, monitor icon, time out timer (TOT), IP54 weatherproof, menu button, quiet talk, PL (CTCSS) tones, DPL (DCSS) codes, scan, priority scan, talk confirmation tone, keypad lock, auto squelch, monitor, nuisance delete, iVOX/VOX hands free, easy pairing of radio with app on your cell phone, single pin accessory connector, quiet charge, dual power, 9 hours with the supplied NImH battery, 23 hours use on three AA batteries at 5-5-90 duty cycle without Bluetooth operating  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, dual charging adapter, and Owners Manual.  Drop in charger is optional.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

 MIDLAND X-TRA TALK LXT118VP

LXT118_VP Walkie Talkie Radio Front ViewThe LXT118VP is Midland’s smallest entry level FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a little larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, backlit LCD display, 285 privacy codes (CTCSS) tones & DPL (DCSS) codes, monitor, whisper mode, silent operation, 50 channels, 10 call alerts, SOS siren, channel scan, e-VOX hands free operation, vibrate alert, keypad lock, HI/MED/LO power settings, keypad tones, roger beep, drop in charger.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, AC adapter, DC adapter, desktop charger, headset, rechargeable battery pack and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

MIDLAND LXT500VP3

LXT500VP3 Walkie Talkie Radio Front ViewThe LXT500VP3 is Midland’s portable FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a little larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, backlit LCD display, privacy codes (CTCSS) tones & DPL (DCSS) codes, monitor, auto squelch, 22 channels, channel scan, keypad lock, keypad tones, drop in charger.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, AC adapter, desktop charger, rechargeable battery pack and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

 

MIDLAND LXT535VP3

LXT535VP3 Walkie Talkie Radio Front ViewThe LXT535VP3 is Midland’s entry level FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a little larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, backlit LCD display, privacy codes (CTCSS) tones & DPL (DCSS) codes, monitor, auto squelch, 22 channels, channel scan, keypad lock, keypad tones, drop in charger.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, AC adapter, desktop charger, rechargeable battery pack and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

 

 

MIDLAND LXT600VP3

LXT600VP3 Walkie Talkie Radio Front View

The LXT600VP3 is Midland’s FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a little larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, backlit LCD display, 121 privacy codes (CTCSS) tones & DPL (DCSS) codes, monitor, auto squelch, eVOX hands free operation, dual power options, silent operation, 36 channels, channel scan, keypad lock, keypad tones, roger beep, 5 call alerts, water resistant, battery saver, drop in charger.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, AC adapter, desktop charger, rechargeable battery pack and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

MIDLAND GXT1000VP4

GXT1000VP4 Walkie Talkie Radio Front ViewThe GXT1000VP4 is Midland’s FRS portable radio.  This radio is incredibly small and is a little larger than the size of a pack of cigarettes.  Features include LCD battery status indicator, backlit LCD display, 285 privacy codes (CTCSS) tones & DPL (DCSS) codes, monitor, whisper mode, silent operation, 50 channels, 10 call alerts, SOS siren, channel scan, e-VOX hands free operation, vibrate alert, keypad lock, HI/MED/LO power settings, keypad tones, roger beep, drop in charger.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  Radio comes with the following accessories: Belt Clip, AC adapter, DC adapter, desktop charger, headset, rechargeable battery pack and Owners Manual.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see “How Far Will My Radio Talk?Accessories for your Portable Radio

 

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