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[25% OFF] Motorola T600 Talkabout Radio (As of 08/23/2021)

$69.99

08/23/2021 14:15 EST

2 Pack

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Description

Know the Weather In Advance: Keep updated with real-time weather conditions by turning on one of 11 weather channels or initiating weather alerts. NOAA radio service may not be available in all areas.

IP67 Waterproof: Count on the T600 H2O two-way waterproof radio to keep you connected whether on land or at sea ; Use the VibraCall feature where ringing can be intrusive ; The keypad lock prevents your personalized settings from being inadvertently changed.

22 Channels Each with 121 Privacy Codes: With 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, totaling 2,662 combinations, it’s easy to find an available channel ; Low battery alert present to remind you when batteries are running low

Compatible with Any Radio: You can communicate with other FRS/GMRS radios regardless of brand by being on the same channel and privacy codes.

Advanced Built-in Flashlight with White and Red LEDs: Select the white LED setting on the built-in flashlight to light your way during evening activities, unexpected emergencies or power outages.Battery Life (alkaline)- up to 23 hours. Battery Life (rechargable NiMH)- up to 9 hours

Motorola T600 Talkabout Radio Reviews

Works as advertised, but here’s a tip they should have included in the user’s manual as we almost returned our radios before we found out about it… If you take these through an elevation change i.e. up to the mountains, open the audio jack plug and the charger plug to equalize the pressure. Once done, you can plug them back.These things are air tight, so with the elevation change there will be a pressure difference between the inside of the radio and the ambience. Unless you equalize the pressure, this pressure difference will muffle the speakers and the mic and consequently will render the radios nearly unusable.But again, overall good radios and we haven’t had any issues with them since we found out about this.

The main reason I decided to buy these over others was because they are P67 Waterproof, but more importantly they float! You can have a great waterproof radio, however if you drop it and it doesn’t float what good is it. On my very first kayaking trip with this radio I actually did knock one overboard while fighting a fish. Yes it really did float and I quickly turned around and picked it up, and it still works. It’s also highly visible in the day time and the light did turn on when it hit the water. These are very important features to me.Now the not so good comments – I did notice that reception between the radios was clear but only up to about a mile over water. I could see the other kayak, however the communications started to break up a little. I have heard that some other radios have the same issue over water. I was really hoping they would transmit 2 to 3 miles over water, but no such luck. I do not know much about the difference between land and water communications, I plan to read more about this issue, there might be a better channel or trick to it. Last note here, when the base of the radio got wet, because to put it in a damp cup holder, the Automatic flashing light did turn on. I just didn’t realize it had gotten wet, the light was flashing for about 45 minutes I think before I noticed. However, the battery stayed strong and lasted over 9 hours.Overall, I do think the housing and radio is made well, it didn’t feel cheep to me, and again being waterproof and floating was very very important to me, and it really paid off when it fell overboard once.

Update: 2/16/18 We tested out the range of the units. My husband took his with him on a mountain biking trail relatively close by our house near the Wasatch Front. I stayed home and we were able to pick one another up clearly on the low frequency. Tested at distances of 2 miles, 4 miles, and 7 miles with minimal difficulty. The testing area covered a wide range in an urban setting with minimal tree or building obstruction (It isn’t he PNW so there aren’t many heavy wooded areas). We were able to easily pick one another up and the only disruption or downside was the fact that many many people are using the same frequencies and channels and this cuts off or interrupts communication. I didn’t expect there to be so many people using the CB channels so we just need to find a channel that we can use.The package just arrived today for the T600 Talkabout Radios so this is my preliminary review based on what I see out of the box. A lot of reviews mention bad battery charging, but I haven’t tried charging the included batteries yet. We put in 3 AA batteries into each hand held unit and were up and running. In a matter of minutes we were testing the units out around our house and tuning into the local NOAA weather station.Right off the bat one major improvement that is needed for these to be truly emergency prep based is if the belt clip/whistle had a flat head screw driver on the bottom tip. The flat head is necessary in the event of an emergency in order to be able to open the back battery panel and immediately put in the 3 AA batteries. Without this improvement you will need to carry an extra flat head screw driver which is cumbersome when hiking.With these hand sets there is an O-ring seal within the battery panel so care must be taken to properly clean and lubricate the O-rings to prevent any water damage. I look forward to testing these in water and cold temperatures.

This is an overall great walkie talkie for both adult and children to use. However, please be aware that you will only be able to talk clearly with others from 1km away when communicating in a city or suburban area where the radio signal has to travel through/around many houses and buildings. My entire family has used these walkie talkies for 2 weeks now and here are the pros and cons we have found.Pros:1. Water proof (safe to drop in water or have submerged in shallow water). Was one of the most important features to have for us since we plan to use our walkie talkies outside in wet environments. With these, we don’t have to worry about the kids dropping them in water or ruining them if they play with them in wet environments2. Floats in water (ease of mind)3. Able to run on both rechargeable batteries that it comes with as well as 3 AA batteries (battery life is far superior when using AA batteries). Many walkie talkies limit you to only being able to use the reachable ones that they come with. We love the feature to use AA batteries!4. Neon green colour (makes it extremely easy to find when dropped in leaves, grass, sand, etc. The colour may be a negative to some)5. Emergency mode feature on this walkie talkies is great. When the emergency button is pressed and held for a few seconds, the other walkie talkie will emit a very loud and obnoxious alarm noise, begin to start flashing a red light, and begin an open line of communication to the other walkie talkie. This allows the person who presses the emergency button to be able to talk to and be heard by the other walkie talkie without having to press and hold the talk button on their walkie talkie. Alarm sound, red light flashing and open line of communication last about 20 seconds from the time it is triggered. Once the emergency mode has been triggered, it cannot be shut off. You have to wait the 20 seconds for it to finish. This is a cool safety feature to have in an emergency situation where one party needs immediate help.6. Call Button Feature. Allows you to cause the other walkie talkie to emit a loud ringtone noise (similar to a phone ringing). This is great for when one party has their walkie talkie near by but perhaps too far away to hear you speaking through the walkie talkie. Pressing the call button before speaking will help you get the attention of the other party.7. Built in flashlight. By no means a great overall flashlight but it is great for what it is. Which is a back up light to have in case of an emergency. I wouldn’t relay solely on the built in flashlight to go for a night hike or anything like that but it is a great feature and extra piece of gear to have in case of an emergency or for use during smaller and less important tasks such as finding something in your tent, car, campsite, etc. There is a red light and a white led light feature (I am not entirely sure how many lumens the light is but I would guess that the white light is somewhere around 50 lumens)8. Removable belt clip that has a built in whistle9. The walkie talkie has an area on the back where the belt clip connects to that can also be used to easily tie some string/para cord/rope/etc to the walkie talkie. Some may not care about this and or may never tie string to their walkie talkie but it is worth mentioning because some people may value being able to hang their walkie talkie around their neck like a necklace, or may value being able to safely tie their walkie talking to something like their backpack for example.Cons:1. 1km Communication Distance. In city, residential and suburban type areas that have lots of houses, buildings and structures, these walkie talkies really only work well from within 1 km of each other. After 1 km we began to notice a lot of static that made clear communication an issue. After about 1.5 kms away, the other party began to cut off and on to the point where it was nearly impossible to understand what they were saying. I would say anything within 1km is perfectly clear. After 1km though, the reception quality gets worse and worse until the point of complete connection failure. Which for us, happened when we were around 1.5 km away from the other walkie talkie and party we were communicating with.2. Price. I paid $144.62 cad for 2 of these walkie talkies in May 2020. This seems expensive to me for walkie talkies that only have a 1km talking distance. I love almost everything else about them though.3. Weather Stations do not seem to work for me as they are extremely staticky with very little if any audio. I live in a major Canadian city for reference

These Motorolas are amazing, truly worth investing in for so many customers. We’ve tested and returned several units from other brands. These T600s are built better using tougher materials, their design is simpler yet more effective. I’ve tested them to over 2 km in congested suburban areas. These radios are clear, transmit over two power levels if needed to save battery use. Zombie killer green is awesome also, easy to notice if misplaced outdoors. Micro USB charging is the way to go also, could solar charge in power outage. Waterproof, not splash resistant as most are. Highly recommend.