Motorola T5522 Review
Motorola T5522 Ė Twin set for £89.99
They come complete with rechargeable batteries, twin charger, and manual!!
8 channels and 38 codes - 304 talk combinations to reduce congestion.
rotary on/off/volume switch
easy-to-read screen with user-friendly icons showing channel, code and battery
molded in high-impact blue or black polycarbonate
thought when I unpacked the radios was, Cool ! Now the only disadvantage is, you
have to charge the radios for about 16 hours for first time, so before I did I
just put some standard batteries in to have a look test them etc.
To turn the
radios on, you turn a big chunky knob on the top, which is also the control for
the volume, which I find a lot better than an on/off button. You are greeted by
the usual Motorola sound, and you have the battery, Channel number, code number
and a small icon on the top right that is telling you roger beep is turn on. Unlike
the Motorola T6222 where the PTT is on the front, on this radio, itís on the
left side, which makes things a lot easier, accessory socket is on the right
side, with a protective rubber cover witch is plugged in. On the front of the
radio you have 5 buttons, Menu, Call, Monitor + and -. Menu button when held
down is also key lock.
Once I have
charged the radios over night for 16 hours, I went up in my brothers room, which
is up the top of the house, and My dad had to go to work some 4 miles away,
there was very good reception for quite some time, being in the line of site. In some area my Dad went through some built up areas with
lots of trees in the way, still picked him up with a little break-up, after
about 4 miles I lost him, Not being in the line of sight and he was then in a
very built up area to add to it. So over all very pleasing, I have been around
my local town as well, and picked up good, again built up area, and my parents
was on ground level at this point so also very pleasing.
other radios I have owned, starting with the Maxon RS446, the T5522 wins by far,
Maxon radio just broke up where ever I went, not that great really, and the most
recent radio is the Motorola T6222, which is a great radio, but had to get rid
of it, because I have weak thumbs and find the PTT on the front hard to use. I
would say both the T6222 and T5522 are great on reception, but the T5522 lacks
some features. It depends what you want, if you want all the features then itís
the T6222 but the T5522 are just as good and cheaper!!
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