Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shaner0216 No good in cold weather.. :(
I bought these radios last year for hunting, but due to illness I couldnt get out.
This past summer, I used them and they worked great, so as one might imagine, I was very excited to use them for hunting.
The morning of the hunt, we turned them on and tried to test them, but all we could get them to do, was to beep, then blink the entire screen's icons.
No transmitting and no receiving.
The only thing we could get them to do was to get the local weather forecast.
In my opinion, if you want radios for hunting, these are NOT the ones to buy.
Im very disappointed to say the least.
October 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by gobblerljw not the old motorola
i have 6 older model motorolas and they are great so got these and you cant talk soft and hear like the old ones so for hunting they are worthless so when my old ones die it will be time for some midlands they work great
October 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by OntarioMike Cold Weather? No Good.
Picked up these nifty camo radios in hopes of having a superior product to communicate in the bush with. Fully charged as per instructions (charge 16 hrs, completely drain, charge 14 hours..) and was excited to try them out.
They work well, if the temperature isn't under 0 deg Celsius. BOTH radios simply DID NOT work in the cold weather. Unable to receive signal from other working radios, would not transmit (Screen blinks with all icons lit up, immediate cut off transferring.) on both High PTT, AND Low PTT.
if you are like me, and seen camo covers thinking "These must be good for hunts!" , save your money. I made the mistake of dropping $109.99 CDN at Bass for these radios - which will be returned (1 hour drive to get to bass..)
Again, they simply DO NOT WORK IN COLD WEATHER. Hunt inside your house i guess...as long as it is heated. Hopefully i can find another radio set that will work.
My friends MR565CR's worked perfect in the cold...may have to go that route (Still motorola product, so i am not trying to advertise another brand)
January 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomahawkXXL good so far
Havent tried them for distance yet, but all else seems to be great, with 1 exception. The earbud microphone dont seem to transmit with good clarity. after unplugging and using pushbutton on handset it was loud and clear. If using where you can speak loud this may work better, but I bought them for hunting.
November 23, 2012