Motorola Talkabout GMRS /FRS Radio with DPS Option
These radios were great. Used them as a scoutmaster and for broadcast radio service. Now trying to find a couple more. The one I'm looking for has the AA battery back OEM rechargeable battery pack, gray with black top panel, black stock antenna w/o desk charger option.
Used them for years on the day job and weekend scout trips. What was great—no computer needed to program them.
Got one from a scanner shop in San Carlos, CA, the other at REI. Worked in the radio broadcast field in the SF Bay area and was able to license them with my work site license and sub license them with my GMRS call.
They were great. The AA battery pack was great and the radio was easy to use for my troop leaders and scouts alike. Taught guys radio stuff too. And finally wore them out doing public safety comm support.
- Easy to program and use on the fly
- Great for camping and for tweens and teaching radio to troop members
- Wore like iron
- AA Battery pack wore out
- Hard to install/uninstall
- No desk charger with this unit!
Used them for events, scout troop campouts. The kids that were tweens were my family members.
The county sheriff's officer had a fit. "What were little kids doing with high end radio??" At the campground, thought the radios were hot?
Had the paperwork licenses, my company business cards, and my boss in San Francisco's card, my press credentials from NBC NYC headquarters with 50 Rock address.
Next day he and his kids came up fishing and he picked my brain about a radio system for his explorer post fire/rescue crew.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: the going price at the time