Motorola MR350R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)
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- VibraCall vibration alert or 20 different call tones
- 11 weather channels (7 NOAA) with alert features
- 22 channels each with 121 privacy codes for superior interference protection
- Pair of two-way radios with up to 35 mile range
- iVOX hands-free communication without the need for an audio accessory
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From the Manufacturer
Motorola Talkabout MR350 is the ultimate communication tool for the serious outdoor enthusiast. With a range of up to 35 miles* and loaded with every possible radio feature, you know that with the MR350, you are ready for the extreme outdoors. Lightweight and rugged, with extra large buttons to help you operate even with gloves on, the MR350 is built to handle any challenge without weighing you down.
- 22 Channels, each with 121 Privacy Codes.
- NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts.
- Built-in Flashlight
- IP-51 Rated
- Dual Power
- PTT Power Boost
- iVOX/VOX Hands-free
22 Channels, each with 121 Privacy Codes
With 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, totaling 2,662 combinations, it is easy to find an available channel.
|Range: Mountain to Valley/Open Water/Neighborhood||Up to 35 / 6 / 2 Miles||Up to 35 / 6 / 2 Miles||Up to 35 / 6 / 2 Miles|
|IP Rating||IP-51: Dust protection and protection from dripping water (vertically falling drops).||IP-51: Dust protection and protection from dripping water (vertically falling drops).||IP-51: Dust protection and protection from dripping water (vertically falling drops).|
|Channels||22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes||22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes||22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes|
|11 weather channels (7 NOAA) with alert feature||✓||✓||✓|
|Push-to-Talk (PTT) Power Boost||✓||✓||✓|
|Emergency Alert Button||✓||✓||✓|
|Battery Life||23 hr. alkaline (3 AA) or 8 hr. NiMH||23 hr. alkaline (3 AA) or 8 hr. NiMH||23 hr. alkaline (3 AA) or 8 hr. NiMH|
|Packaging Contents||2 radios, 2 (AA) NiMH rechargeable battery packs, 2 belt clips, 1 dual drop-in charger, 1 charging adaptor, 1 emergency preparedness checklist, 1 User's Guide||2 radios, 2 NiMH Rechargeable battery packs, 2 belt clips, 1 dual drop-in charger, 1 charging adapter, 2 earbuds with PTT Microphone, 2 extra faceplates (blaze orange) 1 emergency preparedness checklist, 1 Accessories sheet, 1 User Guide||3 radios, 3 (AA) NiMH rechargeable battery packs, 3 belt clips, 1 Triple drop-in charger, 3 earbuds with PTT Microphone, 3 extra faceplates (blaze orange, lime green & yellow), 1 charging adaptor, 1 emergency preparedness checklist, 1 Accessories' sheet, 1 User Guide|
Top Customer Reviews
I experimented with 3 different models of Walkie talkies in the mall with my wife. First we tried the 5 mile Motorola. I was on one end of the mall inside Macy's and she was on the other side in Nordstrom. She could not even hear me.
We tried the 10 mile Motorola. This time she could hear me press the talk button and a few garbled words, but that was it. We could not communicate.
We tried these 35 mile ones last. We were able to hear each other just fine. Not bad considering the distance and the number of obstructions.
I have also tried this on the open road for car to car communication and it can reach the horizon. If you want more power, you will need to get a license and buy a 5 watt radio.
This Radio has many nice features you would normally find in Professional Radios 5 times the price of this.
UPDATE SEPT 25, 2009-
This radio has a really nice feature I just discovered. It has the hands free iVOX capability. It will broadcast when it hears a sound. There are 3 levels of sensitivity. I tried it as a baby monitor. I left my wife and baby while they were asleep and turned on the radio to High power on one of the GMRS channels(I have an FCC license by the way, so I can use this channel). I drove about 1 mile to my brother-in-laws house. The Radio worked as a long range baby monitor!Read more ›
I bought MR350R two months ago from Costco at $55 (tax included) to monitor my baby sleeping upstairs and to use during road trips. A month later I also bought Midland GXT1050 from Amazon upon good reviews and my dissatisfaction with some silly design issue associated with the MR350 VOX feature (which is critical for monitoring purpose).
Size and weight: MR350 is lighter (6.2oz vs 7.3oz for each handset including rechargeable battery pack and belt clips) and has a noticeably more agronomical grip, especially for kids or someone with smaller hands.
Setup and Change Settings: MR350 has more intuitive LCD display and signs/symbols whereas GXT1050 took me a couple of hours to set up and memorize what each symbol/letter means (It would be tremendously helpful if Midland can add a full list of all symbols/letters and their meanings in a simple table instead of diving this information into chunks and burying it into each individual function/feature section). I think a 10 year old can be taught to change settings on MR350 without a manual but that most likely won't happen with GXT1050 (with or without the manual).
Features: These two share many useful key features like Weather Scan and Alert. GXT1050 has more channels (50 vs 22 for MR350R) which may be useful for using in populated areas although I never run into issues with MR350 on this one. MR350 has a built-in LED light for emergency use, which is nice.Read more ›
To my surprise and amazement the MR-350 units were able to clearly communicate over a distance of one and one half miles, having to punch the signal clearly through homes, trees, steel, wood and many line of site obstructions.
Clearly, this is an amazing pair of radios, and the claim of an unobstructed range of many miles is highly likely.
Delighted with the Amazon purchase and this is an excellent value, demonstrating a lot of radio muscle power in a tiny package.
Richard - Denver.
However, a few friends have asked "why would anyone use a two-way radio when cell phones do the 'same' thing?" I live direcly under a bluff in the midwest. Cross country ski, walking and bike trails, and one of our country clubs are there as well. Cell phones don't work very well in these areas.
This can also be true when you're traveling. A two-way radio can put you in touch with a LOT of sources you cannot reach with a cell phone... truckers, for example. Forget the stereotype - these guys can be lifesavers on the open road. Two way radios are free of roaming charges, and they'll work ANYWHERE - NO cell phone network can make that claim.
We also use these radios (and their "predecessor," the Motorola T9500XLR) EXTENSIVELY at work. (We now have TEN pair.) The building is concrete and steel, and no matter where you are, you can communicate CLEARLY with these radios. (Incidentally, we're talking about a 200,000+ square foot... that's a fairly large building.) Using two-way radios is a VAST time saver compared to paging someone on the intercom, then waiting for the "callee" to find a phone and get back to you!
Another NICE feature: Although these radios are supplied with a comparatively expensive 3.6 volt rechargeable battery, YOU CAN USE (3) AA's INSTEAD.
Again, I refer you to Wilfredo "Wally" Viray's excellent review for some non-biased technical data.
Good job, Motorola!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great walki talkies. We use them when driving in separate vehicles going camping and these work as advertised.Published 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
It's OK, Range and quality could be better. I think Motorola has outsourced these to another company to manufacture, or they just put their name on somebody else's product.Published 1 day ago by Budman
After getting frustrated from using Motorola 5 miles radio sets in the outdoors, we decided to go for a 35 miles on in our upcoming trekking expedition. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
They work very well around the house and out in the field. Just remember...line of sight for tx and rx.Published 1 day ago by CharlieW
One out of 3 radios worked on the other 2 one only worked as microphone other only worked to listen. No good.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Worked fine for our inside large warehouse style buildings. Battery life held up also.Published 4 days ago by MB from PA
These a good quality radios for general use. As with any of these, the range is no where near 35-miles. Probably more like 1/2 to 1 mile in an urban neighborhood. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Brian H
Very clear and easy to use so far. Have not tested distance at all. Nice double charging unit. Intuitive. Read morePublished 5 days ago by MN icebox
I am not getting anywhere the advertised range but will continue to experiment with different channelsPublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer