Talkabout T5000


Talkabout T5000
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Talkabout T5000
Manufacturer Motorola
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Oct 12, 2004 / Jan 20, 2007
Object ID 1142
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Motorola Talkabout T5000 AA Radios are an ideal adventure two-way radio. The sporty design is built to withstand a harsh environment. 22 Channels with 38 privacy codes.

The Motorola Talkabout T5000 has a big range (up to 5 miles - range will vary based on terrain and conditions), making this two-way radio perfect for hikers, fishermen, and people playing outdoor sports. This device has Multiple Call Tones, Low Battery Alert and Accessory functionality.


- 22 Channels, 38 Codes to minimize interference from outside your group

- Quiet talk noise filter and manual scan with delete option

- 5 audible call tones to get other's attention before you start talking

- Backlit display

- Single Pin accessory port

- Requires FCC license


- 6.45(h)x 2.3(w)x 1.34(d) - size of two-way radio

- 0.13 - weight of two-way radio without batteries

- 7 GMRS/FRS 1/2 Watt Channels

- 7 FRS 1/2 Watt Channels

- 8 GMRS 1/2 Watt Channels

- 38 Interference Eliminator Codes

- 5 Audible Call Alerts

- Time Out Timer

- Transmit LED

- Talk Confirmation Tone (like saying "over" or "roger")

- Audio Accessory Connector (Single Pin)

- Works off 3x "AA" Batteries - Not Included

- Battery Meter Indicator with Audible alert

- Quiet talk noise filter and manual scan with delete option



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Alan Ellis - Oct 12, 2004 11:49 am - Voted 5/5

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Unlike the last pair of Talkabouts I owned, these don't eat batteries. The best feature is the low battery indicator and the quick release belt clip. Attaches to any pack strap and releases with a push of a button. The range is very good.

keema - Nov 27, 2004 2:13 pm - Voted 5/5

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I purchased these for my summer trip. I have since used them on a winter outing and have been very pleased. They are very lightweight and easy to handle. The range is very good, especiall when at altitude. I heard conversations on I-5, 30-40 miles away, when I was heading up Brokeoff Mt. The best thing so far is the battery life of the rechargable batteries in cold weather. I thought cold would kill them and the radio was on all day on temps down to the low 20s / upper teens and the signal and battery strenght were still good.

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