Motorola TALKABOUT T465 FRS/GMRS Hunting and Camping Two-Way Radio Review

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Motorola’s latest consumer TALKABOUT Two-Way Radio is loaded full of features in a sturdy, light and portable body.

The all-new Motorola TALKABOUT T465 two-way radio was developed with hunters in mind, permitting them to connect wirelessly while not having to bother about the trouble and hassle of bulky wires. The T465 is available in a tough green design for external use, an excellent walkie-talkie for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and emergencies along with kayaking.

Motorola TALKABOUT T465 two-way radio

Motorola TALKABOUT T465 two-way radio

Motorola says that TALKABOUT T465 has optimum range of up to 35 miles in the valley and mountains. We have tested it with 2 mile range in the suburbs and we got clear reception with the power boost features. In the mountains it was giving amazing 25 mile range when used with power boost feature. Keep in mind that the actual range one will get from these radios or any kind of two way radio is determined by the terrain, climatic conditions and obstructions in the surrounding area.

Although it is not included, the TALKABOUT T465 two-way radio can be combined with either a Bluetooth suitable headset together with a wireless Bluetooth PTT button for a completely hands-free setup. Bluetooth PTT sets are mostly sold separately.

Now let us go through some of the advanced features  of TALKABOUT T465 and  iVOX hands free communication is one of them.iVOX makes the T465 acts like a speaker phone, allowing hands free communication without actually using the headset. T465 features a built-in LED light to be used during emergency situations, 11 NOAA weather radio channels with constant weather updates which are correct nearly every time I’ve used the feature, and 22 channels with 121 privacy codes each for a total of 2,662 combinations.

The Motorola TALKABOUT T465 includes superior sound quality along with enhanced battery life capabilities, creating a powerful communication radio suitable more serious outdoor and hunting fanatics. Hunters will particularly benefit from iPod “VibraCall” feature which functions as a silent alert system that vibrates whenever you receive incoming calls and messages.

Motorola’s T465 two-way radios were designed with extended battery life capabilities which serious hunters and outdoor fans will appreciate. The T465 even allows you to use AA batteries and can be used if the built in battery is out of juice. Simply put in 3 standard AA batteries and the radios will be up and running instantly.
Additionally, the radios deliver the capability of flexible charging options as they can be charged on a computer or laptop via the mini-USB PC cable, or through the high-efficiency wall adapter, or with standard AA alkaline batteries. You can even use rechargeable NiMH AA batteries and save money in the long term.

Motorola TALKABOUT T465 Two-Way Radio Main Features:

Ultimate Privacy: The TALKABOUT T465 has a full 22-frequency capacity (22 individual channels) with 121 privacy codes to reduce any unwanted intermissions. That makes for a total of 2,662 combinations!

Dual Power: Works with both AA alkaline batteries and NiMH rechargeable batteries. An incredibly useful feature in relation to hunting in the field or camping in the great outdoors with no power outlets in sight.
Emergency Alert Button: Allows the user to send out distress signals.

Quiet Talk (QT): Known as “QT,” Motorola’s Quiet Talk feature allows communication between the T465 and any other compatible Motorola products while filtering any unwanted interruptions.

Built-in Flashlight: (Emergency LED Light Source) Use during evening hours or unexpected situations such as power black outs.
NOAA Weather Radio – Allows the user to obtain up-to-date weather reports, keeping them informed of changing weather patterns. Channels provide emergency alerts for everything from amber alerts, emergency evacuations, flash floods, stark severe storms, tornadoes, and winter storms. An outstanding tool for both recreationalists and hunters alike.

iVOX/VOX : Allows the user hands-free operation with or without the use of accessories.

VibraCall: When an incoming call could be intrusive, VibraCall acts as a silent vibrating ringer delivering a vibration instead of a ring tone.

Push-to-Talk (PTT) Power Boost: When activated, the PTT Power Boost will extend the overall range of transmissions by increasing the power output.
Call Tones – There’s a total of 20 call tones to pick from. Users can modify the call tone being heard by the people calling them.
Eco Smart Design – Designed to meet CEC standards for low energy consumption. The high-efficiency wall adapter consumes less power during idle conditions (consumes ½ a watt of power while idle).

Motorola TALKABOUT T465 Two-Way Radio Additional Features:

Scan:The Advanced Priority Scan allows users to scan all channels to determine which are currently in use.
Low Battery Alert: Reminds you when the batteries are low and need to be recharged or replaced.
Battery Meter: LCD battery meter.

The Motorola TALKABOUT T465 FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio has an MSRP of $96.99. The complete kit includes two T465 radios, two belt clips, two high-capacity 1300 mAH NiMH rechargeable battery packs, one micro-USB wall charging cable, two earbuds with PTT microphone, an advantageous carry case, a person guide and accessory sheet.

With the emergency alert button, built-in LED flashlight and NOAA weather alert channels, the Motorola TALKABOUT T465 radios provide a total emergency preparedness communication solution for both hunters and outdoor hobbyists alike.

TALKABOUT T465 is suitable for hunting,camping,hiking ,kayaking and for emergency communications.