With its plugged-in, always-on connectivity and instant communication, the T480 keeps you and your family ready for emergency situations. Even if the power is out or cell phone towers are down, your radio will be charged and ready to go, so that you can get weather alerts and communicate with your community.
How far can I expect my radios to communicate?
The communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference and obstructions.
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.
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.
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
Know the Weather in Advance
Keep upidated 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).
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 allows 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 plug the micro-USB cable to an outlet, connect it to your vehicle adaptor, or to your computer.
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.
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.
Use the VibraCall™ feature where ringing can be intrusive.
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.
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.
Compatible With Any Radios
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 T460 consumes only half watt of power during its idle condition.
Quickly Find a Channel
Use the scanning feature to see which channels are currently in use.
Set your radio to transmit a unique tone when you finish talking. It is 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.
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