Midland GB1 PMR 446 Base Unit
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• Single pack Midland GB1 two way radio base unit
• Keep in touch at work or on the move
• Licence free PMR 446 radio
• Get in contact up to 12km away in open conditions
• Eight pre-set channels – 50 programmable CTCSS and 104 DCS privacy combinations
• Comes with a 12V power lead to run the radio from your carWhere can I use this two way radio?
This two way radio looks like a CB (citizen’s band) radio but uses license free PMR 446 channels, so you can keep in touch with your friends or colleagues who use handheld PMR (private mobile) radios. This two way radio base unit uses an integrated wired magnetic antenna with four metres of cable and draws power from your car's accessory socket. This is a cool alternative to mobile phones in the great outdoors or at work, with no licenses or call plan required.
What is the range on this two way radio?
This two way radio can reach distances of up to 12km in an open space without obstructions. Range can be limited by obstructions like trees, buildings, hills, vehicles and even other people. How built up an area is will affect reception and range. In open area with obstructions such as trees and houses the unit will reach between four and six kilometres, and in heavily built up areas the range will be between one and two kilometres.
What frequencies does the radio use?
There’s no need to struggle for a clear frequency as you can scan and monitor using eight pre-set channels and 50 CTCSS or 104 DCS combinations with this base unit. Push to talk and get in contact with the handheld microphone and hear responses with the built-in speaker. With the flip function you can mount the unit with the speaker facing up or down, and change the orientation of the screen so it remains readable. The clear LCD display can be backlit with six different light levels to choose from.
How easy is it to set up my radio?
Decide on the best place for the magnetic antenna and connect it to your base unit with the four metres of cable provided. Plug your radio into your car’s 12V accessory socket and scan for the channel you want to hear – setup is as easy as that.
|Manufacturers range||Up to 12 km|
|Channels||8 (+91 programmable)|
|DCS||104 normal + 104 inverted (available only through optional software programing)|
|Frequency range||446.00625 MHz – 446.09375 MHz|
|Working Voltage||DC 12.6 V|
|Output Power rating||500 mW|
|Power source included||Yes – 12V car charger|
|Out of range alert||No|
|Adjustable squelch||Yes – on 9 levels|
|Headset/Microphone socket||Yes (microphone included)|
|Dimensions||100 mm x 85 mm x 22 mm|