The Motorola MS355R is a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone looking for a very durable and quality communication device. Whether you intend to go on a short hike, a long camping or hunting trip, or you are preparing for an emergency, the MS355R is reliable, quality, and won’t let you down when you need to count on it to stay in touch with your friends and family.
Included with the radios are the following:
- 2 radios
- 2 belt clips
- 2 Push to Talk headsets
- 1 dual drop-in charger
- 1 charging adapter
- 2 NiMH battery packs
- Emergency prep sheet
- Complete users guide
The MS355R has been designed with comfort and utility in mind. The design is sleek and durable, fitting easily in the hand or easily clipping to a belt with the included belt clips. In addition to the nice shape, the MS355R is also lightweight. It won’t weigh you down when you are out in the field (when every ounce can make the difference).
There is an additional design function which is unique among two way radios: The MS355R has been designed to be both waterproof and to float when it is dropped into a body of water. No more losing your radio in the lake or river. Simply pick it up after you drop it, shake the water off, and go back to communicating through the radio like nothing happened.
The maximum range for this radio is about 35 miles. On the FRS channels, expect to get around 5 miles. On the GMRS, you will have access to the maximum range that the radio allows. Range always depends on local environmental conditions and line of sight, so make sure you test your radios once you have made the purchase.
Multiple ways to charge and two included chargers allows you to make sure you are never low on battery. Just plug your radio into a charging cradle, a wall charger, your vehicle, or even your PC and it will charge up in a short amount of time, allowing you to stay in touch. Even better, you can use loose batteries if the rechargeable batteries run out of juice and you aren’t able to recharge them when you need to.
The inclusion of NOAA weather stations allows you to stay apprised of any changes in the weather. There is nothing worse than being caught in the field or away from home and being unable to do anything or prepare for bad weather. With the ability to listen to NOAA stations, you won’t have to worry about being caught off guard ever again.
Additionally, the MS355R comes with a limited warranty from the Motorola corporation which allows you to get your radio fixed or replaced free of charge if there is anything wrong with it when it is initially purchased (from a design point of view). This is limited to the individual who originally purchases the radio and does not carry over to subsequent users.
With a great warranty, quality communications, and a high-end design, you can’t go wrong with the MS355R. It is a great two way radio set that is perfect for both outdoor enthusiasts and early preppers as well. You never have to worry about losing communication in any situation with the MS355R. A 35 mile maximum range gives you plenty of room to work with. Additionally, the inclusion on NOAA weather stations will help you make sure you never get caught off guard. The MS355R is a great radio for the price.
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