Motorola TALKABOUT MJ270R Two Way Radio - Reviews

The Motorola MJ270R two way radio is designed especially for emergency preparedness kits, or for situations where special emergency features may be necessary. The MJ270R is equipped with a special emergency alert button. When held for 3 seconds a distress call is sent to all other radios within… more

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By Not Pleased

Verified

No I would not buy them again

 
1.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

Purchased for grandsons. Did not work.


By McCune Family

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified

Easy to use!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction
  • Great Optics

CONS

  • The clips are a bit difficult to use

BEST USES

Comments:

We purchased the radios for our daughter to communicate with her friend who lives nearby. It gets difficult to hear about a block from her friend's home (approx. 2 miles with several buildings between). We knew this was a possibility but were surprised at how far they reached. She now uses the radio to play across the street at the park while we keep the other at home. It works really great for our family's needs!


By C M

About Me Professional Guide

UPDATE TO MJ270R

 
4.0

PROS

  • GOOD RANGE
  • GOOD POWER SOURCE
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • RANGE ONLY 3/4 OF MILE IN WOODS

BEST USES

  • Travel

Comments:

OVERALL GOOD RADIO, NEEDS 5 WATTS OF POWER FOR 1 MILE RANGE OR MORE


By Adam VBC Skywarn

About Me Casual/ Recreational

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Adam GMRS License user

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Padding
  • Strong Construction
  • Widely Compatible Adapter
  • Great Optics
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Storm Spotting
  • Travel
  • Communications with other license users

Comments:

I use these radios on a daily basis. Only one problem have to run other users of Channels 1-7 and 15-22 because those are license channels for individuals who have an FCC License too operate a GMRS radio.


By sad

About Me Casual/ Recreational

horrible

 
1.0

PROS

  • has a light

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Adds No Function
  • Poor Construction

BEST USES

Comments:

i tried it and it doesnt work. all that works is the light :-( waste of money


By C M

About Me Avid Adventurer

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

GREAT HANDHELD FOR SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATION

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good battery life
  • Strong Construction
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

Me and a buddy started our own 2 way radio club. We are storm watchers. We tested these MJ270R radios in all types of terrain in our area from low valleys to rolling hills to higher terrain in our location. We only managed 3/4 mile to almost one full mile of radio reception. Battery power is strong on alkaline batters around 32 hours. These radios make an excellent resource for communicating in case of power outages which would knock down cell phone communications. Be ready for all kinds of severe weather and think Motorola MJ 270R.


By Ron

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Talkabout MJ2270R

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Padding
  • Gets To Parts Of Building
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • I Am Told My Voice Is Fuz

BEST USES

Comments:

Use the product for communication in large theater. I am told my voice is fuzzy


By Tommy

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

27 miles, LED Flashlight, practical.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Clear Signal
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Good Audio

CONS

BEST USES

  • Emergencies
  • Families

Comments:

I use these for family as intercom, communication between 2 buildings, it works fine. I've tested the real range in urban, with over 30 more houses and tall buildings interfered, it gets the job done(around 1 mile I suppose)


By Ken

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Talkabout MJ270R

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Audio
  • Rugged
  • Easy To Use
  • Clear Signal
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

This is the second pair that I have had. I use them for Catering Parties and keeping in touch with other of my staff at the parties. They work great. Fortunately I have not had to use the weather alert function!


By Bob

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified

Good buy

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Clear Signal

CONS

BEST USES

  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Families
  • Camping

Comments:

Good quality for the price


By JM

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified

Right Radio - Right Price

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Audio
  • Clear Signal
  • Rugged
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Emergencies
  • Camping
  • Families

Comments:

Our Parish started a parking lot patrol to help curve crime in the area. Our main goal is to be seen and be a good witness if something happens. As a former police officer, communication is critical with your partner so we purchased the radios as a trial. They are holding up well, simple to use and meet our needs easily. Buy Two Way Radio's had the best price, shipped right away and now has a customer for life. Thanks!


By JOHNBOY

Verified

GREAT PRODUCT[...]

 
5.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

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By Missy

About Me Professional/Guide

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Great Value

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Audio
  • Easy To Use
  • Clear Signal
  • Rugged
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Commercial

Comments:

We got these as an experiment to use in our family recreation facility. We used to use a higher level radio designed more for commercial use, but these little radios have been a fantastic purchase. Durable, good battery life, easy to use and most importantly inexpensive!!


By joe joe

About Me Casual/ Recreational

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Radios did not work to expectations

 
1.0

PROS

  • Rugged

CONS

  • Poor Reception

BEST USES

Comments:

We bought these radios, to use in a prodution/shipping eviorment only worked for about a week after that we lost reception, radios got all statiky, kept turning off, battery life was short


By Jimmy

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Not what I expected

 
2.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

CONS

  • Drains Battery
  • Short Range
  • Poor Reception

BEST USES

Comments:

I bought these for use in the building I manage. I've been using Midland radios for the past six years but wanted to try a different brand. They work fine in line of sight but as soon as we're in the building, we lose the signal. Back to Midland I guess.