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Pros Small and lightweight, inexpensiveEasy to use, great range, great battery life, good weather resistanceWaterproof and floats, good range when there are not obstructionsExcellent range, has an extraordinary amount of features/settings, good battery lifeInexpensive, small and light, water resistant, has privacy codes
Cons Not that easy to use, just adequate rangeLarge and heavy, very expensiveExpensive, bulky, challenging menu navigationDifficult to set up and learn to use, has the capability to get you in trouble with the FCCPoor range, inaccurate battery indicator
Bottom Line One of the smallest radios with adequate performance across the boardAside from its larger size, this radio performed with excellence all around, especially in ease of useThis radio is made to live around the water, but is a poor value if that is not important to youLicensed ham radio operators will appreciate the amazing range and tons of featuresWhile it has poor range, this inexpensive radio is our top recommendation in its price range
Rating Categories Motorola Talkabout T100 BC Link 2.0 Motorola T600 BaoFeng BF-F8HP Midland X-Talker T10
Range And Clarity (30%)
4
7
7
10
3
Ease Of Use (25%)
4
8
6
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5
Weather Resistance And Durability (15%)
4
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Battery Life (15%)
6
8
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Weight And Size (15%)
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8
Specs Motorola Talkabout... BC Link 2.0 Motorola T600 BaoFeng BF-F8HP Midland X-Talker T10
Measured Weight (Single Radio, with Batteries) 4.0 oz 11.0 oz 8.4 oz 7.8 oz 3.9 oz
Battery Capacity 1,000 mAh 2300 mAh 800 mAh 2,000 mAh 1,000 mAh
Battery Type AAA Lithium Ion NiMH, Alkaline AA Lithium Ion AAA
Rechargeable? No Yes Yes, also can use normal AA batteries Yes No
Charge Via USB? n/a Yes Not with supplied cable, yes with a different micro USB cable No n/a
Battery Life Test Results (hr:min) 19:30 22:45 11:00 17:40 21:20
Frequency Range 462.55 to 467.71 MHz 462.55 to 467.71 MHz 462.55 to 467.71 MHz 65-108MHz (FM Receive only) 136-174MHz and 400-520MHz (TX/RX) 462.55 to 467.71 MHz
Dimensions (in) Body Only 2 x 1 x 3.5" 3.9 x 2.4 x 2" Body;
3.15 x 2.2 x 1" Mic
2.4 x 1.5 x 4.9" 2 x 1.2 x 3.7" 2 x 1 x 3.5"
Channels 22 22 22 100+ 22
Privacy Codes? No Yes Yes, 121 available Yes Yes, 38 available
Keypad Lock? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NOAA Weather Alerts? No Yes Yes No Yes
VOX? No No Yes Yes Yes
Scan Function? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clips to Pack? Yes Yes Yes No (mounts sold separately) Yes
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