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Motorola FV300 2-Way Radio, Pair

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  • Features Include: Up to a 10 mile range-22 channels and a standard scan-15 levels of digital volume-Featherweight design
  • Featherweight design and rugged structure makes it perfect for campers and hikers. 32 hour 3x AAA battery life
  • With 22 channels and a standard scan feature you can stay in touch wile you are out and about.
  • Up to a 10 mile range.
  • 15 levels of digital volume.
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Technical Details
Item Weight2.6 ounces
Product Dimensions1.2 x 2.5 x 4.7 inches
Item model numberFV300AA
Batteries:3 AAA batteries required.
Display Size1.25 inches
Warranty1 year limited
Battery Life20 hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB0014C0IAK
Shipping Weight7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 26, 2006
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Motorola
  • Model: FV300AA
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Display: LCD
  • Battery Average Life: 20 Hours
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Product Description

The Motorola Talkabout FV300 has a range of up to 10 miles for indoor and outdoor communication. Its a featherweight, compact design is ideal for campers and hikers, and its rugged structure can survive the toughest treatment. With 22 channels and the standard scan feature, this two way radio makes it easy to stay in tough while you are out and about. The FV300 also features an accessory connector, permitting use of an audio accessory headset for easy hands-free operation.

Customer Reviews

The range "10 miles" is false.
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Got these for my 10 year old grandson for Christmas and he loves them.
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This is great to keep track of our kids around the neighborhood.
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399 of 407 people found the following review helpful By NLee the Engineer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on December 10, 2011
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Motorola makes a whole family of walkie-talkies (or 2-way radios). This set of Motorola FV300 2-Way Radio is the cheapest and smallest available. They are so light and compact that even a kid can handle one of those with ease. But don't let the small size and low cost fool you, they actually work just like the real things - provided you start with the correct expectation...

First of all, forget about the advertised range of "up to 10-mile". As in the case with ALL walkie-talkies, the claimed transmission range is the best case under most optimal conditions. Namely: transmitting from one hill top to another with clear line-of-sight, no other RF interferences, weather is perfect, Jupiter aligns with Mars, etc. In real life urban environment, a range of 1-2 miles is more likely. With that in mind, those walkie-talkies are still useful for communication in a large shopping mall, for example. Or you can just hand them out to your kids as toys.

Secondly, forget about the claimed battery life of "32 hours" because it is the time in standby mode. If you do a lot of transmission back and forth, a set of 3 AAA alkaline is likely to run down in 3-4 hours. This is because the power requirement is much higher during transmission (just like the case with cell phones). Here is my measured current consumption:
- During standby: 25-30mA
- While receiving: 50-100mA (depending on volume)
- While transmitting: ~350mA

If you don't like to keep buying alkaline AAA batteries, here's a suggestion: use rechargeable batteries. You need 3 each of AAA rechargeable cells for each radio.
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123 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Nabil Al-kourainy on December 20, 2009
3.5 stars. I bought these walkies for use on a cruise. The walkies did the job on the ship and I was successfully able to communicate with my friends while on board. There was often static during the calls, and conversations greater than 5 words each way, were difficult to hear. We were able to communicate, because we kept our responses to 1 or 2 word answers. I was able to reach my friends anywhere on the ship, the Carnival Elation. Once I left the ship and went to Ensenada, Mexico, I was unable to reach anyone in my party. I got nowhere near the 5 mile range advertised.

Having never used a walkie before, I found the setup and use extremely user friendly. I did not have to replace the battery for the entire length of the cruise (4 days), and I used the walkie multiple times per day. I did turn it off after going to bed.

I purchased the pair from Radioshack for $20, and believe that for the money, you can't expect more than you get from this radio.

Summary:

Pros: low price, user friendly, lightweight, uses three AAA batteries
Cons: Quality of call, range is nowhere near 5 miles as advertised.

I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a cheap way to communicate with others, for short (no more than 5 words per response) conversations, within a 1 mile radius.
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110 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Kerton on September 14, 2010
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All of the 12 different Motorola Talkabouts that I have bought over the past 11 years, including my 1999 T-5950 model, ALL had 121 Interference Elimination Codes (Privacy Codes, or Squelch Codes). The radios use this code when they transmit to activate the speakers on the other radios in the group on the same channel and code.

The model radio listed on this page does not have this code. That is fine if you only use FRS/GMRS radios without codes, but if you want this radio to work with others that use these codes, you'll have to disable that feature on all the other radios.

As for range, I tested it at 100 meters, through a couple of houses, and it worked fine, with some static audible. I like the fact that all the buttons, including volume, can be locked, so that pockets and kids can't change the channel, or turn it down by mistake.

This is, by an inch, the smallest Talkabout I have owned, which is good. The radio body is just 3.5" long.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By mum on July 28, 2011
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I bought these to keep up with my kiddos as they run through the neighborhood with their little buddies from house to house. They are fantastic and are very durable!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Heinz Pelke on December 19, 2012
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These are gifts for my grandsons but I tried them out first. Let me tell you this: They are solid build, Great quality and easy to operate by a 67 year old and 6 year old! Highly recomend these.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By davidio on June 6, 2011
The range was good on these cheap little guys. The transmissions were clear and volume was plenty. I think they are perfect for the price. They're convenient and fun to have.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Martin A. Gonzalez on July 17, 2011
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Claim to work up to 10 miles. I work less than 1/2 mile away from home and purchased these radios so my wife & I have instant communication. We lost signal less than a 1/2 mile. Item returned.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Justine T. Logan on July 11, 2009
we use these at a kids' summer camp for our counselors to keep in touch with one another. They use the batteries up kind of fast, but other than that, they are great, especially for the cost.
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