Motorola TALKABOUT MS350R Two Way Radios - Reviews

The Motorola MS350R is a high performance radio at a great price! This durable, full featured two way radio is made for the great outdoors in rough weather or extreme environmental conditions. It even floats! The Talkabout MS350R is also powerful, providing up to 35 miles of range in ideal… more

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By Seth

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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Works well

 
4.0

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Comments:

Great for hikes


By Tony the Scout Leader

About Me Gearhead

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent canoeing trip radios.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Clear Reception
  • Waterproof

CONS

BEST USES

  • Canoeing camping bad weather!

Comments:

I purchased these for additional safety on an 85 mile Boy Scout canoe trip down the Manistee River in Michigan - one went in the lead canoe and one in the rear canoe. On the winding, twisting river we were frequently out of site of the lead boat, with several canoes in between. Being able to communicate with the lead boat when we had a mishap, or someone needed to stop was terrific. Reception was very clear except when we were the better part of a mile apart, separated by high bluffs, but we could still talk. They are definitely waterproof, as they sat in the rain for 4 hours on day one. The loop is essential; it allowed us to clip them to short cords to keep them from getting lost but still be handy. The built-in flashlight also came in handy a time or two. And, on top of everything, the weather channel let us know when we needed to hunker down before a storm rolled through. Finally, battery life was decent - we only had to replace them once on a 6-day trip.


By Rick

About Me Military/Law Enforcement

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Radios

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Rugged
  • Clear Signal
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

Used at my business.


By 24M

About Me Professional/Guide

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

So far so good

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To See In Dark Truck
  • Clear Signal
  • Lightweight
  • Good Audio
  • Rugged
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • none

BEST USES

  • Snow Plowing Large Lots

Comments:

We will use this in our snow and ice management Business On large properties with multiple employees.


By GT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

Happy

 
4.0

PROS

  • Rugged
  • Good Audio
  • Clear Signal

CONS

  • Complicated Controls

BEST USES

  • Hiking
  • Emergencies
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Ski Slopes
  • Families

Comments:

Bought these radios for casual use. They work great! My only complaint to date would be establishing a secure/encrypted channel. It's a little difficult to set up. A number pad with a pin would shore that up nicely. Any way, I'm glad I bought them and would easily buy them again.


By GPR

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Couldn't be happier, everything it said

 
5.0

PROS

  • Safe
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Well Designed
  • Easy to Install

CONS

BEST USES

  • Outside

Comments:

good range in woods, clear, easy to use


By logger man

About Me Avid Adventurer

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent receivers for Loggers

 
5.0

PROS

  • Great for safety
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction
  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Compact

CONS

BEST USES

  • Logging--sending and rece

Comments:

Excellent sending and receiving capabilities for the loggers to keep in contact with each other--GREAT FOR SAFETY


By jambob

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

Would Not Buy This Product Again

 
1.0

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BEST USES

Comments:

This unit would be OK if could hold a charge. I put on charge overnight,and 3hrs into the work day it's ready to be charged again.


By DuĊĦan

About Me Avid Adventurer

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Just tom enoy

 
4.0

PROS

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Hiking/Backpacking

Comments:

Hiking, paragliding, ski touring ...


By o o

About Me Casual/ Recreational

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

water proof

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easy to Use
  • Strong Construction
  • Can use repeater
  • Water proof

CONS

  • Only 1 point 9 2 watts

BEST USES

  • Around water

Comments:

can use a repeater water proof could use higher cap rechargable battery power is 1.92 watts 35 mile range is in space not gound


By DD

About Me Casual/ Recreational

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

Best Talkabout for outdoors enthusiasts!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Easy to Use
  • Accurate

CONS

BEST USES

  • Geocaching
  • Hiking/Backpacking

Comments:

We've been using Motorola "bubble pack" Talkabouts for years for camping, skiing,and other outdoor adventures. After a while, the elements take their toll, especially wet conditions. Now finally with these MS350R's, thats a worry in the past. The quality of these are much better than the cheaper Talkabouts, and we LOVE the built in LED flashlight on the bottom. The range seems ok, obviously not true 35 miles as the package claims, but on the more powerful channels using the high power transmit button (this model has 2 different transmit buttons), we are experiencing decent range of almost 3 to 4 miles in wooded conditions. No need to be any further apart in the wild in my opinion. We love that they float too. Although a little bigger than the small Talkabouts, and a much larger antenna, you hardly even notice once you start using it. The NOAA radio feature is great. The only thing these are missing is some type of built in emergency whistle to blow in case of trouble. A great value and a lot to offer in a pair of outdoor submersible weather proof handhelds for under $90.