SP2302AA by Digitalk out of stock see pmr-2
The SP2302AA is a 38 ch Two way UHF transceiver on the UHF CB frequencies for New Zealand and Australia
It has a "line of sight" range of well over 10 Kilometer* , 38 usable Channels and 38 CTCSS frequencies,( 2 ch blocked for data transmission only ) it also has a selectable 4 level speech inversion scrambler for added security if required , An inbuilt timer timer / Stopwatch (0:00:00 ~ 9:59:59) max 10 Hr, Dual frequency Watch facility , an adjustable VOX Function, Call Tone Melody (10 Songs) Automatic modulation Level Control , Automatic Squelch Function, Battery Level Display on the LCD, Key Lock / Tone Function , LCD Back-light Function for night use , Selectable 0.5W/3W output power (default 3W) Repeater Function on the first 8 channels , Detachable Antenna, 9.5cm antenna, optional 15.7cm quarter wave whip , Belt Clip Function
There are several features that make this radio ideal for motorcycle to
The radio runs on a 4.8 Volt rechargable battery pack then can be clipped off and another added (if you have two .)
There is no annoying Roger ..."Beep"..." that blasts your ear at full volume when you let the PTT button go like a lot of Asian radios !
The output power is switchable from 0.5 W to 3W at the press of a button! ( this power increase will more than double the range )
The Antenna is attached by way of an SMA connection ! this means the antenna can be changed for a bigger one or more importantly a more efficient external UHF antenna of 4.5 dBi or whatever is available to suit your bike , can be mounted on the motorcycle and attached by coax to the radio . The antenna comes with a good length of coax and I have measured the loss and found it about 0.8 dB , so its not worth cutting the coax shorter for signal improvement , just curl it up somewhere . Replacement with this external antenna setup allows a huge increase in operating performance and it is not uncommon to boost the "line of sight" operating range 3 times or more from 10 up to 30 Kms or even more ! to do 30 Kms distance you both have to be up quite high as the curvature of the earth doesnt allow line of sight at sea level!
I have just done a simplex test ( not using a repeater ) using these radios and the long external antennas , across lake Rotorua at the widest point and with one of us going as far as possible away from the lake, we were both up higher than the lake itself and at 15Kms apart line of sight , the signal was loud and clear on 0.5 w ! note this test was "line of sight" not down among the houses and traffic where the range will be less .
The radio can also be charged and run off the motorcycle 12v battery by way of the optional cigarette lighter adapter cable, so you dont have to use the internal 4.8 V battery ! Ride all day talking without fear of flat batteries and have the internal battery charge as you ride !!
The internal chassis of this radio is cast aluminium , not plastic and the whole radio has a solid feel to it.
Unfortunately the radio is not waterproof so will need to be kept out of the rain , a ziplock bag is handy !
Connections and radio size next to AA battery $165 Fist Mic $45
The headset cable plugs into the top of the radio to the right of the detachable Antenna , and the optional cigarette light power, source plugs into the bottom of the set , the radio is negative earth, It is vitally important that the cigarette plug end is left on the power cable as it contains the protection fuse circuitry so you will have to purchase a suitable socket into which you plug the adapter ,Dick Smith Jaycar or Altronics sell them , this socket of course is wired to the motorcycle battery with the correct polarity ie negative earth and centre connection positive.
` Cast Metal Chassis optional 4.5DBd antenna ( long one)$50
Top connections antenna and external mic/headset Velcroe to Tank within easy reach
The Received Audio level is more than adequate and you could run
ear plugs with this system, there is potentially that much Volume
available , the speech is clear and crisp communications quality We
have no doubt that you will be pleased with the performance of this setup
I stuck my radio to the Tank of my motorcycle with a large "slab" velcro so the radio was at my fingertips . I can take the radio off for security reasons or use at the swap meet so i can find my mates later for a beer ( and at a later date , peel the velcro wool off without damaging the paintwork !! )
we have in helmet headsets to suit these radios at
we stock the optional external antenna as well .
NZ$165 inc gst radio and external power cable, ( does not include optional external 4.5 dBd antenna system or headset )
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We are doing a complete kit consisting of Sp23022AA radio ,12v cigarette charger, motorcycle cellphone holder , wire mic headset PTT and cables to suit for NZ$250
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Pinfold Health Services Ltd,1172 Arawa st, Rotorua 3201,New Zealand. ph +64-7-3488850 fax +64-7-3486555 firstname.lastname@example.org
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