Whether you’re hunting, adventuring, or just want to be prepared in the event of an emergency, high-quality two-way radios are vital – and the Motorola T408 is pretty impressive. IP54 construction ensures your radio is weatherproof, it’s got a built-in emergency light, and a maximum mountain to valley range of 35 miles. The Motorola T408 boasts an array of useful functions, ideal for outdoor activities and emergency preparedness, so you’re always ready for any eventuality.
Here’s what’s in the box:
- 1 radio
- 1 NiMH rechargeable battery
- 1 micro-USB charging cable
- 1 mountable stand
- 1 belt clip
- 1 user guide
- 1 emergency preparedness checklist
There’s a good chance that at some point, you’ll need two-way contact in adverse conditions – so you need a radio that’s up to the challenge. And, with IP54 construction technology, the Motorola T480 is a solid choice, capable of withstanding any weather conditions Mother Nature throws at you.
Don’t Let Mother Nature Take You by Surprise
Speaking of Mother Nature – she’s notorious for trying to take you by surprise. Suddenly clear skies turn dark as angry storm clouds roll in, or the heavens open without warning and you’re suddenly in the middle of torrential rain. Stay prepared with the T480’s Weather Alert feature and 11 weather channels, including 7 NOAA, and ensure Mother Nature never gets the drop on you unexpectedly. Plus, having a two-way combined with a weather alert radio, means you only have to buy one piece of kit – saving you money and space.
Big Wireless Range
In optimal conditions, with a clear line of sight, this two-way radio from Motorola has a maximum mountain to valley range of 35 miles. For those seafaring explorers, the radio can manage an impressive 6 miles across open water. If you’re in a built up area, obviously there’s a lot more interference and obstructions, but the T480 still gives you a range of up to 1 mile – plenty for the vast majority of needs.
Shhh…. Don’t Spook the Wildlife
Make sure your community don’t inadvertently ruin your hunt and frighten away your prey, or give away your position to an enemy. Simply turn off calls. You’ll still get weather and emergency alerts, so you’ll still be ready, just in case.
Alternatively, if you want to stay quiet but need to stay in touch with your community, plug in the headphones and listen to the chatter without spooking the beasties.
Always Ready to Grab and Go
If an emergency arises, the last thing you need is to have to hunt around for your radio, or scramble to find enough disposable batteries to power it. Thankfully, with the T480, you don’t have to. Plug the micro-USB charging cable into an outlet and into your radio, then stand the radio in the desk stand, which you can also mount on the wall if you prefer. The power cable sits discreetly behind the stand and ensures your radio is always charged and ready to grab and go.
For those times when you really need immediate help, the Motorola T480 features an emergency alert button that, once depressed, transmits a siren, turns up the volume on your community’s radios and locks their buttons for 30 seconds to make sure they know you need help.
Hey – Who Turned Out the Lights?!?
If you’re camping, in an emergency scenario, or there’s a power outage, a light is crucial, and the T480 features a built-in LED emergency flashlight to help you stay safe.
Other Awesome Features:
- FM radio
- 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, for 2,662 possible combinations
- Compatible with any radio
- PTT power boost
- Up to 26 hours of battery life (disposable batteries)
- Up to 10 hours of battery life (NiMH rechargeable)
- Low battery alert
- Keypad locking
- Scanning feature
- Hands-free with iVOX/VOX
- Quiet Talk function
With its plugged-in, always-on connectivity and instant communication, the T480 helps to keep your household ready for emergencies. Even in the event the power has gone out or mobile phone towers are down, your radio will be charged and ready to go, so you can get weather alerts and communicate with your group.
What lengths can one expect my radios to speak?
The communication range cited is calculated according to an clear type of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will be different based on terrain and scenarios, and it is frequently under the utmost possible. Your actual range is going to be restricted to several factors including, although not restricted to: terrain, climate conditions, electromagnetic interference and obstructions.
MOTOROLA 35-Mile Talkabout® T480 Rechargeable 2-way Radio Spec:
- Up to 35-mile range
- 22 channels each with 121 privacy codes
- 11 weather channels
- Emergency alert button
- Weatherproof (IP54)
- Micro USB charging
- Quiet talk
- 20 call tones
- Eco smart
- Talk confirmation tone
- Low-battery alert
- PTT power boost
- FM radio
- Battery meter
- Quiet charge
- Range varies by conditions
T480 Packaging Includes
- 1 radio
- 1 NiMH rechargeable battery
- 1 Micro-USB wall charging cable
- 1 belt clip
- 1 wall/desk stand
- 1 user guide
- 1 accessory brochure
- 1 Emergency Preparedness Checklist
FM Radio in Two-way Radio
Talkabout T480 has a built-in FM radio. Change to the FM radio mode and listen to your favorite music or news.
The wall/desk stand is easy to use and keeps the charger cable neatly tucked away. The stand bottom opens and you can roll in the rest of the cable, resulting in no tangling wire.
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.
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.
Light Your Way
The built-in LED flashlight gives you peace-of-mind during evening adventures, unexpected emergencies or power outages.
The flashlight also automatically turns on during a blackout and when unplugged, so you always have light during an emergency.
Emergency Light Source
A light source is always essential during any emergency situation. It’s crucial to be able to see what you are doing and where you are going. This radio has a built-in LED light, which offers emergency lighting when needed.
Play Is 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.
Charge Quietly – Don’t Miss Alerts
Quiet Charge allows you to charge the radio and turn off calls. You will still receive weather and emergency alerts, so you don’t miss important information.
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).
Compatible With Any Radio
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 T480 consumes only a half watt of power during its idle condition.
Quickly Find a Channel
Use the scanning feature to see which channels are currently in use.
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 allow 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 connect it to your vehicle adaptor or your computer, or plug the micro-USB cable into an outlet.
Set your radio to transmit a unique tone when you finish talking. It’s 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.
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.
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