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There’s so many different activities and situations where a set of high-quality two-way radios are an essential piece of kit. The tough, rugged design and weatherproof construction of the Motorola T465 Two Way Radios makes them exceptionally well-suited to outdoor use, with a range of up to 35 miles. An emergency call button, built-in LED light, high level of privacy and security, weather alert function, and long battery life make this Motorola two-way radio an outstanding addition to your outdoor kit or your bug out bag.
Here’s what’s in the box:
- 4 Motorola Talkabout T465 radios
- 4 NiMH rechargeable batteries
- 4 Micro-USB wall charging cables
- 4 belt clips
- 4 earbuds with PTT microphones
- 2 carry cases
- 2 user guides
As well as the radio kit, you also get the 12SURVIVORS TS24000 F&F™ Emergency Kit, free. This pocket-sized emergency kit contains everything you need to build a fire and fish for food, including:
- 30 feet of line
- 2 hooks
- 2 weights
- 2 swivels
- 2 floats
- Alcohol pad
- Fire starter
- Knife blade
- Tin foil
- 7 feet of Paracord
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Thanks to the inclusion of Motorola’s IP54 technology, the Talkabout T465 is weatherproof, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that your radio is ready to use, whatever the conditions. Even in heavy snow or torrential rain, your two-way will let you stay in contact with your team or call for help.
Big Wireless Range
With an unobstructed line of sight and little interference, the Motorola Talkabout has an impressive maximum range of 35 miles. In residential areas and those with heavy interference, you get a respectable 2-mile range. Perhaps you’re a fisherman (or woman), and you’re taking your skiff out around the coast, or perhaps you can’t resist the lure of the bigger ocean creatures and you’ve got yourself a turbo-charged sportsfishing boat. Well, these two-ways work exceptionally well on the open seas, and boast a maximum range of 6 miles. So whatever you’re doing, you’ve got plenty of wireless range. Just remember the range you get is impacted by interference, obstructions, and climatic conditions.
Privacy and Security
When you’re feeling sociable, you can use the scanning feature to find channels that are in use and, providing you’ve got the right settings, you can jump into the conversation. If you want to keep your chatter restricted to your friends and comrades, simply choose from any of the 22 channels and 121 privacy codes. That’s an incredible 2,622 combinations, so it’s easy to establish a private channel for you and your buds.
As long as your crew all have Motorola radios, you can experience further privacy by making use of the QT function. This filters out any transmissions from non-Motorola radios, which is particularly convenient in high-traffic areas. Ensuring that you can communicate effectively with your whole team, the Motorola Talkabout is compatible with any other brand, providing you’re on the same channel and privacy setting, and aren’t using the Quiet Talk feature.
Make sure you don’t lose your saved settings by simply locking the keypad.
Whenever you’re enjoying the Great Outdoors, there’s always a chance that nature will sneak up on you and unleash unfavorable conditions. However, the Talkabout T465 isn’t just a two-way. It doubles up as a weather alert radio, too. Boasting 11 weather channels, including 7 NOAA, this great piece of kit lets you stay up to date with the forecast. You can also activate the weather alert function, so you’re never taken by surprise. Be prepared and stay safe by always being weather-ready. By acting as a two-way and a weather radio, the T465 allows you to make a single purchase and, weighing in at just 0.43 pounds (including the battery), reduces the weight of your kit and space in your pack.
Don’t Spook the Fauna
When you’re stalking prey, a loud ring tone is a disaster. You’ll instantly spook all the wildlife in your vicinity. But, if you’ve got a T465, you can activate VibraCall. Instead of ringing, your radio will simply vibrate discreetly, which is incredibly useful when you really need to stay quiet.
For maximum convenience, the Talkabout T465 lets you talk hands-free, whenever you need to. Stay in touch with your buddies safely while you’re climbing, using the iVOX/VOX feature as a speakerphone, so your hands are free for the climb.
When you need help fast, the Motorola T465 boasts an Emergency Alert button that transmits a loud siren as well as spoken or incidental sounds. Activating the alert automatically turns up the volume on all the receiving radios in your group and locks their buttons for a full 30 seconds to ensure your message is heard.
For peace of mind, the T465 has NiMH rechargeable batteries with a 10-hour battery life and can also be used with 3 disposable AA batteries for up to 26 hours of use. The display also alerts you when the batteries are running low, so you’ll never unexpectedly run out of power.
More About T465
The Talkabout T465 provides features and accessories designed specifically for hunters. Just press the push-to-talk button to easily connect to your fellow hunters and campers in the forest, around the campground and even by the lake. Bring the carry case with you and fully enjoy your wilderness adventure with hands-free communication and emergency features.
With a range of up to 35 miles and freedom to communicate wirelessly, the T465 won’t slow you down. The range in real-life conditions can be reduced from maximum range.
How far can I expect my Motorola T465 Two Way Radios to communicate?
The communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference and obstructions.
With the IP54 weatherproof design, the radio withstands the effects of rain, snow and other weather conditions.
22 Channels each with 121 Privacy Codes
With 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, totaling 2,662 combinations, it is easy to find an available channel.
Know The Weather In Advance
Keep updated with real-time weather conditions by turning on the weather channel or initiating weather alerts. With these capabilities, you will always be prepared for the unexpected.
NOAA radio service may not be available in all areas. Check with your local weather office for frequency and details, or visit www.weather.gov/nwr (Canada: www.msc.ec.gc.ca/msb/weatheradio).
Light Your Way
The built-in LED flashlight gives you peace-of-mind during evening adventures, unexpected emergencies or power outages.
Quickly Ask For Help
When in danger, easily ask for help. Press the emergency alert button and the radio will transmit an alert siren followed by spoken or incidental sounds. This will allows others to know that you have an impending danger.
Power Through Your Adventures
There are two ways to power your radio. You can use NiMH rechargeable batteries included for up to 10 hours. Or use 3 AA batteries on the go for up to 26 hours.
There are three ways to charge the NiMH rechargeable batteries. You can plug the micro-USB cable to an outlet, connect it to your vehicle adaptor, or to your computer.
Extra Power When You Need it Most
Push-To-Talk (PTT) power boost allows you to extend the transmission range by increasing the transmitter power output. It also saves battery life when no power boost is necessary.
When hiking up a steep mountain trail, keep your hands free to brace the rocky terrain. With iVOX/VOX acting like a speakerphone and allowing hands-free communication, you can keep on moving without stopping to answer a call.
Use the VibraCall™ feature where ringing can be intrusive. While hunting, your ringer won’t disturb the wildlife.
Customize Call Tones
Choose what your callers hear before you start speaking by selecting one of the 20 call tones, including animal sounds and ring bells.
Play convenient and discreet
Use the earbuds to speak and listen to other radio users. It comfortably fits in your ear and snaps to your clothes. Experience unrestricted and discreet communication while out in nature.
Keep It Private
The Quiet Talk (QT) feature ensures uninterrupted communication with other Motorola radios that also have this feature. Filter out unwanted transmissions from non-Motorola radios in heavy traffic areas such as ski resorts or amusement parks.
Compatible With Any Radios
You can communicate with other FRS/GMRS radios regardless of brand by being on the same channel and privacy code.
Most of the energy wasted when using a mobile device occurs during the charge. The T465 consumes only half watt of power during its idle condition.
Quickly Find a Channel
Use the scanning feature to see which channels are currently in use.
Set your radio to transmit a unique tone when you finish talking. It is like saying “Roger” or “Over” after you talk.
Get Low Battery Alert
Get a reminder when batteries are running low.
Keep Your Preferred Settings
Lock the keypad to prevent your personalized settings from being inadvertently changed.
Free 12SURVIVORS TS24000 F&F™ Emergency Kit
- Offers the basic tools needed to start a fire & fish for food
- Pocket-size design and Great addition to your Hunting and camping ToolKit
- Includes more than 30ft of fishing line, 2 hooks, 2 floats, 2 swivels, 2 weights, an alcohol pad, a fire starter, knife blade, tin foil, tinder & 7ft of paracord.
Motorola Talkabout T465 Walkie Talkie operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies and is subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission(FCC).The FCC requires that all operators using GMRS frequencies obtain a radio license before operating their equipment. To obtain the FCC forms,please visit wireless.fcc.gov.
T465 provides power boost capabilities to boost the power of your radio to high power. This can achieved by pressing the top portion of the PTT button when talking. If you know your party is close by, you can save the power of your battery by pushing the lower part of the PTT button to use less power.
One other useful feature of T465 talkabout radio is Interference Eliminator Codes which helps to reduce interference by blocking transmissions from unknown sources. T465 talkabout radio has 121 Interference Eliminator Codes. Codes 1 – 38 are standard analog codes that appear on other FRS/GMRS radios. Codes 39 – 121 are additional digital codes added for superior interference protection. 0 is the off position and in this position no analog or digital codes are enabled.
Motorola T465 has total of 22 channels. The channel is the frequency the radio uses to transmit. Channels 8-14 are FRS 0.5 watt only and all other channels are GMRS.
Motorola T465 has useful The Emergency Alert feature which can be used to signal members in your group of your need for urgent help. T4XX series radios will
operate in an automatic “hands-free” emergency control mode for a total of 30 seconds after activating the Emergency Alert.
T4XX series radios in your group will automatically advance the speaker volume to the maximum setting and sound a warbling alert tone for 8 seconds. The alert tone is emitted from your own
radio speaker and the receiving radios in your group. After the 8 second alert, any spoken words or incidental sounds at your end will be transmitted to the group for 22 seconds. For the 30
second duration of Emergency Alert mode, T4XX series radio controls and buttons will be locked to maximize reception of the emergency message.
Along with the free emergency kit that we offer,the above emergency feature is very usefull addition to your camping or backpacking kit.