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Motorola Radios in Realtree Camo

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By Capper's Farmer Editors | Oct 25, 2013

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Capper’s Farmer Gift Guide for the 2013 Holiday Season

Motorola Radios top our list of gift ideas for men this year. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts will love the Realtree camouflage pattern of the Motorola Talkabout MS355, as well as the convenience and durability in any kind of weather.

With a range of up to 35 miles, the Talkabout series uses both Family Radio Services (FRS) and General Mobile Radio Services (GMRS) frequencies, providing even more channel combinations.

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Features of the Motorola Talkabout MS355 series include:

  • Range of up to 35 miles
  • Waterproof
  • 22 channels plus repeater channels, each with more than 100 privacy codes
  • 23 hours alkaline (3 AA) or 9 hours NiMH estimated battery life
  • iVOX/VOX hands-free communication with/without the need for an audio accessory
  • PTT power boost
  • Vibrating alert
  • Quiet Talk interruption filter
  • Built-in flashlight
  • 11 weather channels (4 NOAA) with alert feature
  • 10 call tones
  • Advanced priority scan
  • Extra large buttons for easy use with gloved hands
  • Audible low battery alert
  • Nuisance delete
  • Auto squelch
  • Keypad tones and kepad lock
  • Time-out timer
  • Battery save
  • Backlit display
  • Talk confirmation tone

The MS355 series comes with two radios, two belt clips, one dual drop-in charger, one charging adaptor, two PTT earbuds, two NiMH rechargeable battery packs, one emergency preparedness checklist sheet, a user guide and an accessories brochure. The radios sell for $109.99 per pair at Motorola Solutions (http://www.motorolasolutions.com/US-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Two-Way+Radios+-+Consumers/MS355R_Talkabout_Two-Way-Radio_US-EN).

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