Always be in contact with the MT800-2 Cobra
Next time you find yourself up a mountain needing to relay a message to your comrades at the bottom, think about getting yourself a set of MT800-2 Cobra walkie-talkies. With 8-channels, rechargeable batteries and a 5km effective range never be unable to communicate with your mates again. Even if there is no cellphone reception.
Two-way radio’s or walkie-talkies as they are commonly known can be used to communicate either at home or in the great outdoors. It has taken on a new ‘must have’ status with the advent of state-of-the-art digital technology which gives crystal clarity over long ranges to several hundred other handsets without cost, interference or the need for a mobile phone signal.
The MT800 two-way radio from Cobra is no different – this nifty radio with 8 channels and 121 privacy codes is perfect to take with you anywhere. With an effective range of up to 5km (terrain dependent), and supplied with rechargeable batteries, it really will perform for just about any application. Each walkie-talkie comes with Vox (Voice Activated Transmission), which detects the users voice and transmits the radio without the need to press any buttons, freeing the users hands for other tasks. 5 Vox sensitivity levels allow the user to detect at which point the radio will detect their voice.
Uses: Ideal for communicating at home, in shopping malls, in the garden, when boating, hiking, 4×4-ing, caravanning. It is ideal in rural areas where there is no cell phone range or as an alternative to a cell phone for use over short distances. It can even be used as a baby monitor.
- Up to 5km range (range will vary depending on terrain and conditions)
- 8 Channels (Front pannel push buttons gives you easy access to all 8 PMR channels
- 121 privacy codes: 38 CTCSS (Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System) and 83 DCS codes. 968 privacy combinations are possible when the 8 channels are combined with the 121 privacy codes.
- VOX (Voice Activated Transmission): User’s voice is detected and the radio transmits without the need to press any buttons.
- Baby monitor: Allows radio to monitor a baby whenever sound is detected.
- Scan: Allows user to scan either channels, CTCSS privacy codes within a channel, or DCS codes within a channel to locate conversations in progress.
- Dual Watch: Programmable two-location scan allows user to monitor two different Dual Watch Locations (channel or channel/privacy code) simultaneously.
- Call Alert (10 selectable tones): Provides up to 10 easily recognisable call alert tones for incoming calls.
- Roger Beep Tone (selectable on/off): Confirmation tone indicates the completion of your transmission, and signals to others it’s cleat to talk. This feature is selectable and my be turned on or off.
- Key Stroke Tone (selectable on/off): Confirms key activation. This feature is selectable and my be turned on or off.
- Key Lock: When activated provides key pad security eliminating accidental channel changes
- Power Saver: A unique circuit extends the life of your batteries. If there are no transmissions within 10 seconds, the unit will automatically switch to battery saver mode.
- Maximum range extender: Provides extended range reception
- Auto Suelch: Automatically shuts off weak transmissions or unwanted noise due to terrain or range constraints
- Backlit LCD: Maximum ease of use even at night
- Speaker/Microphone/Charger Jack:Allows use of wall charger or earphone speaker/microphones for ‘hands-free’ operation
- No licence or service fees: High quality band frequencies with no fees.
- Belt Clip: Secures your walkie-talkie radio while on the go.
- Charges supplied rechargeable batteries inside radios. Charger accomodates one or two radios (230v/2-pin EU plug).
- 8AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries – each radio can also be used with 4 AAA non rechargeable alkaline batteries (not included).
- 2 easrbud microphones – earbud microphones with ‘push to talk’ to free hands for other tasks.
Retail price R699 incl. VAT for a pair of handsets and chargers. Available from Trappers Trading stores.
So, whether you’re trekking cross country, on the slopes, keeping in touch with workers on a building site or just trying to keep tabs on your children at a fete or around the house, there’s nothing better.
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