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Midland CT890 VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Transceiver

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  • Portable Midland CT890 dual band VHF/UHF receiver and transmitter amateur radio
  • Keep in touch at home, at work or on the move
  • Licence required

Product overview

• Portable Midland CT890 dual band VHF/UHF receiver and transmitter amateur radio
• Keep in touch at home, at work or on the move
• Licence required
• 999 memory channels
• Comes with a 2600mAh battery and charging dock

Special feature
• Colourful large LCD screen
• FM radio built in so you can listen to your favourite stations

What can I do with this radio?
This handy two way amateur radio is great for VHF or UHF bands. The radio comes with full duplex so it can receive and transmit at the same time. If you have different transmissions coming in on VHF and UHF you can use the CT890 as a repeater, transferring the UHF remissions to the VHF frequency and the other way round. Store up to 999 of your favourite stations.

How do I find stations?
Scan frequencies to find what you’re looking for with three different scan types. Time operated scan searches channels and pauses for 5 seconds when it detects a signal before starting to scan again. Carrier operated scan searches until it finds a signal and stops on that channel while the signal is active then moves on. Search scan searches for a signal and stops on a channel when it finds one.

How do I use the radio?
The colour LCD display lets you clearly see everything you need to know. It comes with two modes - VFO (frequency mode) and MR (channel mode) - and an optional backlight. The radio displays two frequencies – the master frequency is for transmission but the secondary frequency can only be used to receive. Know exactly when a message starts and ends with roger bleeps when you press the PTT button. Can receive and transmit on the 70cm band (430-440 MHz) and the 2m (144-146 MHz) amateur band which both require a licence.

What features does this radio have?
Go hands-free with voice activated transmissions (VOX) where you simply speak into the microphone to transmit. Receive a clear signal with 10 squelch modes and use DCS and CTCSS combinations to create more private groups and conversations. You can listen and speak in privacy with the two pin Kenwood speaker and microphone connection so you can use a compatible headset (not included)

What else can it do?
Listen to your favourite FM station and when you’ve got something to say the radio will automatically transmit on the current frequency as soon as you press to talk. In an emergency the radio can transmit a SOS every five minutes for 10 seconds and comes with a built-in torch to light your way.

How is the radio powered?
When your battery gets low just pop the unit in the charger and charge it up. When the light goes green you’re ready to go again. Maximise your battery life with the battery save mode. You can cap your transmissions between 15 and 900 seconds with the time out timer (TOT) so the radio will warn you then go back into receiver mode.


Manufacturer Midland
Model Number CT890
Transmitting Frequency Range 144-146 MHz & 430-440 MHz
Receiving Frequency Range 144-146 MHz & 430-440 MHz
Amateur Radio Bands 70cm UHF, 2m VHF
Emission Modes FM
Frequency Steps 12.5-25 kHz
Frequency Stability 2.5 ppm
RF Power Out N/A
Channels 999 station memory
Supply voltage DC 7.4 V
Power Consumption Transmit 5 W (VHF)/ 4 W (UHF)
Battery 2600 mAh rechargeable
Antenna Impedance 50Ω
DCS 105+105
FM radio 88-108 MHz
Microphone Yes
Dimensions 62 mm x 125 mm x 40 mm
Weight 278 kg

Can this be used as a CB radio in the U.K.?

Asked by: Dave
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will do exactly as you require.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-11-06

Do you sell the programming cable for this item?

Asked by: BrianP
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-30

Does this radio have the Pmr function frequency?

Asked by: david
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-10-21

Can You Talk Back To The People That You Hear From It Or Do You Just Listen To People On It Thankyou

Asked by: spongebob2579
This is a transceiver which can both transmit and receive.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-27
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