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Mitex General 5W Pro PMR Twin Pack

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  • Twin pack of powerful Mitex General 5W two way radios
  • Keep in touch at work or on the move
  • Powerful licenced radios – up to 10 times more powerful than licence-free PMR radios

Product overview

• Twin pack of powerful Mitex General 5W two way radios
• Keep in touch at work or on the move
• Powerful licenced radios – up to 10 times more powerful than licence-free PMR radios
• Get in contact up to 25km away in open conditions
• 16 Preset channels – channels 13, 14 and 15 are common across all UHF Mitex radios
• Comes with two individual mains charging docks – the radios have built-in rechargeable batteries
• Requires Business Radio Light Licence (£75 for 5 years – application form included in the box)

Where can I use these two way radios?
This Pro PMR radio twin pack is up to ten times more powerful than standard PMR446 radios. With powerful transmission and clear reception, these licenced radios are great for use on large work sites and in heavy urban environments. You will require a Business Radio Light Licence for use – one licence covers an unlimited number of handsets. The licence is just £75 for 5 years, and you can apply for one using the application form included in the box.* With their rugged design and free communication between units, these radios are a great alternative to mobile phones.

How far can these radios transmit messages?
These radios are capable of reaching their maximum distance of up to 25km in open country under ideal conditions. In built up areas and cities with obstacles between both handsets, the radios are still capable of up to 10km – perfect for work sites, motorbike convoys or even schools and universities. The Mitex Pro PMR broadcasts in the 400-470 MHz ultra-high frequency (UHF) range to get better signal at distance. The radios also have two different channel spans and steps to give you more options.

How many channels do they have?
With 16 channels you should always have a clear channel, channel 13, 14 and 15 are common across all Mitex UHF radios including the security UHF (A 69JX) and channel 16 offers a scan function. Use the scan function to find your channel quickly and easily. You can even use optional voice activated transmission (VOX) for hands-free communications **. The units also have a socket for a headset to use for more covert communications or just to cut down on outside noise.

How long can I use these radios for?
With 8-10 hours of talk time, you should be able to use these Pro PMR radios for an entire work shift on a full charge. With their built-in lithium ion batteries and two individual chargers, you can charge both radios in two different places. The handsets come with belt clips and loop fasteners to secure your radios while you use them. They are pre-programmed and ready to use as soon as the radios are charged.

The Mitex General 5W Pro PMR are compatible with the Kenwood-style headsets. See our range of Mitex headsets and accessories here.

* Licencing info correct as of 2015. For more information please see the OFCOM site
** Some options are pre-programmed by Mitex to UK Business Light frequencies & standard business uses. To change will need programming by manufacturer

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mitex General 5W UHF Bought these from Maplin for use in a large comprehensive school (1600 pupils) building is steel frame with breeze block walls mobile phones do not work within the school premises except when close to windows and the school has many difference wings and hundreds of classrooms, radios work perfectly within the building and even work when one transceiver is 800 yards or so outside of the school premises and the other one is on the far side of the school with all the walls to go through, basically they work throughout the entire school and it's grounds which are extensive, we intend buying another 10 or so for staff, absolutely spot on performance and the speech clarity is amazing.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought these radios for business use for outdoor activity company in Highlands of Scotland. We estimate that they work for a range of at least 15 miles no problem, with some drop out in dense forest, but that's to be expected. Excellent build quality, good battery life, nice and compact. I rate these radios up there with comparative Motorola products, and would highly recommend these as a lower cost option.
Date published: 2010-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Radio,prevously used many types of PMR446 radios including the Motorola XTNiD..I havent tested the Mitex radios in a built up area yet, but in the country area where i live i get more the twice the range and much clearer speach then i did with the Motorola XTNiD..Really pleased with these great radios and the 5watt power makes a huge difference.I highly recomend these great radios!.
Date published: 2010-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mitex Picked these up yesterday for a 3 story office block. Very impressed so far. Easy setup. Got everything you need in the box. Very very clear. One member of staff genuinely thought his colleague was in the room when she called his name throughout the radio. Not tried outside or over long distances but perfect for offices that are spread out.
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I Have Bought 5x Pairs Of these Radios For our buisness and they are working a treat!
Date published: 2011-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very good I use this for model railway show and for miniature railways thanks for this maplins.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought these from a local Maplin store and they are great, i have tested these with a distance of 4 miles in a built up city and both worked great. units are strong and robust and i would highly recommend them.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it is a great setup, high grade and they are well worth it, go on buy them them
Date published: 2013-09-26
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Power Specifications

Power Supply:


Batteries Required:

Rechargeable Battery Pack (included)



Standby Time:


Auto Power Off:



Package Contents:

2 x Mitex PMR Radios
2 x Antennas
2 x Rechargeable Battery Packs
2 x Charger Pod
2 x Power Adapters
2 x Wrist Straps
2x Belt Clips
1 x Manual
1 x Licence application



Twin Pack PMR Radios

License Required:


License Form Included:



Water Resistant:


Impact Resistant:


IP Rating:


Operating Specifications



Privacy Codes:






Frequency Range:

400000 to 470000 kHz

Channel Step:


Maximum Operating Distance:





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Product Specifications

Scan & Trap Function:


VOX Function:


Roger Bleep:


Pack Size:


Out Of Range Alert:


Headset/Microphone Socket:


Adjustable Squelch:


Can these radios be used in an urban environment, the required range would be 2 miles within an urban setting. 

Asked by: Brett
They could be used but the maximum range would vary with the environment they are used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-13

Is there a license in the box

Asked by: Tony
as described in the listing the Radios require a licence and an application form is included inside the box. • Requires Business Radio Light Licence (£75 for 5 years – application form included in the box)
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-09-21

I would like to buy 3 twin packs (6 radios in total). I would like them set to 15 channels used by British Cycling ( I have the channel details) I understand that this can be done prior to supply. How do I go about this?

Asked by: Kevin
This may be achievable in store , but we can not guarantee this is the case in most stores. This is usually user set up .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-09-12

Are these units suitable for outdoor use in a rainy environment? Thanks 

Asked by: andybug
These should be suitable for outdoor use
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-14

Is the license included with the radios

Asked by: Ray68
The Licence is not included unfortunately .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-31

Can you tune radios ins?

Asked by: shane
The radios use fixed pre programmed frequencies, they cannot be "tuned in" to other frequencies.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-08

Can these units be charged from a 12 volt cigarette lighter socket? Or can you supply a link cable that will enable this to be done? Thanks. 

Asked by: Brian
Unfortunately not these are designed for mains charging only.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-27

if I got a licence could my son use these

Asked by: nou loop
Is your question with regard to age restriction on usage as you have provided no info as to how your son is. We are not aware of any age restriction but would recommend contacting OFCOM for any clarification with regards to licencing and usage of this type of radio.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-31
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