ARCSHELL RECHARGEABLE TWO-WAY RADIOS

ARCSHELL RECHARGEABLE TWO-WAY RADIOS

INTRODUCTION 

If you have ever been stuck in a dead zone, you know how frustrating it can be not to have access to a cell phone signal which can put you in a serious predicament in such an emergency. Cell phones are great but when you can’t get signals they are useless that’s why investing in a two-way radio is considerable because they don’t require cellular connectivity. Aww

If you spend a lot of time in the wilderness or any other location where it is hard to access a cell phone signal, these devices are suitable for staying connected in such remote areas.

The Arcshell Rechargeable Two-Way Radios are suitable for the security team, construction team, kitchen staff, maintenance team, road trip, camping, and hunting, in mountains, fire department, on a cruise ship, in the school, hotels, retail stores and many more, hence it is versatile.

ARCSHELL RECHARGEABLE TWO-WAYS RADIOS PRODUCT REVIEW

Arcshell Rechargeable Two-Ways Radios are handheld, portable devices; similar to ham radios offering a great range of communication, which implies that you can stay connected with people far away, no matter where you are located. They can send and receive radio signals, making it easy to stay connected in remote areas; hence the reason why it is such a useful tool.

These devices are compact in size, lightweight, and come with all of the features and are made of extremely durable materials and are water-resistant. They are of different types ranging from a long-range two-way radio to a waterproof two-way radio. 

Specifications

  • Frequency Range: UHF 400-470MHz
  • Frequency Stability: ±2.5ppm
  • Channel Capacity: 16 Channels
  • Channel Spacing: 25KHz
  • Dual-band or Single band: Single band
  • Dual-frequency or Single frequency: Single frequency
  • Battery Type: 1500mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Operated Voltage: 3.7 V
  • Antenna Impedance: 50Ω
  • Operated Temperature: -30°c-+60°c
  • Radio Dimensions (with battery, without antenna):4.53 x 2.36 x 1.30 inches
  • Antenna Length: 4.3 inches
  • Radio Weight (with battery/antenna): 6.3 oz
  • Plug: 110V-240V AC Wall-wart Type A

Functions:

  • 50 CTCSS/105 CDCSS Built-in LED Flashlight
  • VOX Function – Overcharge protection 
  • English and Chinese Voice Prompt – Noise Reduction
  • PC Programming – Channel Time-out Timer
  • Emergency Alarm – Busy Channel Lock
  • Intelligent Charging – Channel Monitor 
  • Battery Save – Scanning functions
  • Battery Low Alert – High or Low selectable
  • Broadband (Wide) 25khz / Narrowband 

(Narrow) 12.5khz Selectable

TransmitterReceiver
RF Power Output: 2WSensitivity (12dB SINAD): ≤0.20 uVSelectivity: 55dB/50dB
Modulation: F3EIntermodulation: ≥65dB
Spurious Emission: ≤65dBSpurious Response: ≥60dB
FM Noise: ≤-45dB(W) ≤-40dB (N)FM Noise : 45dB/40dB
Audio Distortion: ≤5%Audio Power Output: 1000mWAudio Distortion: ≤5%
Transmitting Current: ≤1.3AAdjacent Channel Selectivity: ≥60dB
Standby Current: ≈15mA (with battery save on)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

It is compact in size and lightweight, enhancing easy fitting into your hand. It is 4.53 inches tall without an antenna’s length of 4.3 inches, 2.36 inches wide and 1.30 inches thick. It weighs 6.3 oz altogether, that is, the radio weight, with battery and antenna. Easy to operate for all ages and it has a clip that enables attachment to a belt making it easy to carry around without getting in your way or weighing you down. 

The frequency range is from UHF 400-470MHz, having the ability to penetrate wood steel, and concrete, giving you a better range of performance in urban environments and around tall buildings. Its operation has almost zero chance of interference between wireless systems. The range is also dependent on terrain; it can travel up to 5 miles with no obstructions, but less in congested areas.

There are 16 pre-programmed channels with a 16 position mechanical rotary switch channel selector. Each radio has an identical frequency on each of the 16 channels. A synthesized voice will tell you the channel number when you turn the knob to change the channel. Frequency channel is programmable within the frequency range; hence, 50 CTCSS tones and 105 CDCSS tones can be programmed on each channel.

Each radio comes with a 1500mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and a charging dock; the charger comes with an AC wall-wart Type-A plug that works in 110v-240v. The battery life is determined by how much you transmit whilst it can last around 8-96 hours on a single charge and it takes 2.5 hours to fully charge. The battery can be charged alone or charge the radio with the battery installed. 

The radio produces a loud and crystal clear sound due to its high-quality built-in speaker. The radio comes with a single- earbud-style of the earpiece with a foam piece including a built-in microphone and a Push-To-Talk button (PTT). The earpiece plug is K-type of 3.5mm plug and 2.5mm plug, the radio speaker goes silent because when you plug in the earpiece, all sound goes into the earpiece. It also has a VOX function.

The VOX function enables you to start the launch operation directly by voice without pressing the button, this allows you to effectively remove your hands and make the conversation more convenient when working, driving or riding, rock climbing, and so on. So it serves as a replacement to the traditional talk button. It works by converting audible voice and sound data into electric signals while in the absence of the electric signals the transmitter goes back to its default state but when the user speaks loud enough to turn on the transmitter by the electronic sound sensor of the VOX and immediately shut off when the user stops speaking so that the receiver becomes available to receive voice data.

Pros

  • Affordable/budget-friendly
  • Durability
  • Includes LED indicator
  • Rechargeable, long-lasting Li-ion batteries
  • Waterproof
  • Ultra-high frequency
  • Small and lightweight

Cons

  • Durability has been questioned by customers
  • The range has also been questioned by customers

PRODUCT COMPARISON

The midland is the most powerful walkie talkies, it is packed with amazing features to provide reliable push-button communications when needed the most, it has 22 channels and 28 pre-programmed privacy channels. The DCS privacy codes or 142 CTCSS gives you around 3,124 channel options to block other conservations.

It covers a longer range of communication in locations with little or no obstruction. It covers a mile range of 36 miles. The eVOX-Easy Voice and Sound Activation Transmission has nine sensitivity levels for hands-free operation.

 It can be operated by the included rechargeable battery packs and its multiple power settings allow for the conservation of battery life.

These Two-way radios feature 50 General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) channels including a channel scan so as to check for activity. Another amazing feature is the JIS4 waterproof Protection Prevents water splash to have any effect; this implies it is water splash resistant.

It also has an NOAA Weather Scan with Alarm that will alert you when there are severe weather updates in your area. The weather scan will automatically scan through ten available weather band channels and alert you on the strongest weather channel in order to alert you

FEATURES

  • 22 Channels (28 extra privacy code channels)
  • 142 Privacy Codes JIS4 Waterproof
  • VOX function
  • SOS Siren
  • XTRA TALK Power – Maximum allowed by law
  • Range: 36 miles
  • Channel Scan 
  • Weather Alert Radio w/ Weather Scan Vibrate Alert

Specifications

  • Product Dimensions 7.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Weight 4.8 Ounces

The Motorola T100TP

 It is simple, compact, and easy to operate by all ages, covering a range of 16 miles. The T100TP is the perfect way to stay connected when engaged in any outdoor activities whether hiking or on the playground. It has 22 channels unlike the Arcshell with just 16 channels. It can receive communication from all FRS/GMRS two-way radios.

T100TP key Features

  • 22 Channels.
  • Compatible Receives communication from all FRS/GMRS two-way radios.
  • Up to 18 hours with 3AAA Alkaline Batteries.
  • Flashing Low Battery Alert.
  • 1 Call Tone.
  • Keypad Tone.
  • Talk Confirmation Tone.
  • Auto Squelch.

The range of communication is calculated based on an unhindered line of sight test under optimum conditions. Your actual range is going to be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: 

Terrain, Weather Conditions, Electromagnetic interference, and Obstructions. The actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions and is often less than the maximum possible.

CONCLUSION

 The Arcshell Rechargeable Long Range Two-Way Radios are an excellent thanks to staying connected when you’re in remote locations. They offer long-range communication, they are durable, very easy to operate, or use and they are affordable.

If you are planning to enjoy great outdoor activities then cell phones are not a reliable way for communication because it is difficult to find service in remote locations. The walkie-talkie two-way radios provide an effective way to stay connected with the rest of your group outside the world or to raise an alarm when in an emergency situation.

It is at a budget-friendly price and can be easily obtained by survivalists of all backgrounds. Therefore it is an affordable option at a very low price. You should get it!

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