50 Watts of Power Output
The mobile radio provides a hefty 50 Watts of power output, with
"low power" settings of 25, 10, and 5 Watts, for situations where
full power is not required.
Extended Receiver Coverage
The mobile radio provides receiver coverage of 136-174 MHz, so you
can listen in on a wide variety of commercial, military, public
safety, and marine communications.
Illuminated Microphone with Keyboard Frequency Entry
The supplied a6j DTMF Microphone is illuminated for eas of
nighttime use, and you may enter operating frequencies directly
from the keypad. What's more, memory channels may also be recalled
directly via the keypad.
221 Memory channels with Alpha-numeric Labeling
The mobile radio extensive memory system includes 200 regular
memories, ten pairs of band-limit memories, and a one-touch "Home"
channel. Memory channels store repeater offset information, as well
as CTCSS or DCS data, and can have a six-character label appended,
for quick channel recognition. And the memories may be allocated
into as many as eight memory banks, for more efficient scanning.
Dedicated 10-channel NOAA Weather Broadcast Channel Bank (U.S.
Included in the mobile radio is a dedicated, quick-access memory
bank that contains the ten standard NOAA Weather Information
Channels, so you can keep track of weather conditions expected for
Programmable "Soft" Keys
Four user-programmable "soft" keys are provided on the AC-48a6j
microphone, allowing you to bring often-used Menu items, or front
panel key functions, to your fingertips.
Built-in CTCSS and DCS Encoder/Decoder Circuits
The mobile radio includes both CTCSS and DCS Encoder/Decoder
circuitry, with Reverse CTCSS Decoding also available, to mute your
receiver when a particular tone is received (instead of opening
your squelch). And you can encode CTCSS and decode DCS, or vice
versa, too, if your application requires it.
Adjustable Mic Gain and Wide/Narrow Deviation and RX Bandwidth
The microphone gain for the transmitter is adjustable, so you can
optimize it for your voice level as well as background noise in
your operating location. And for operation in crowded channel
environments, the TX deviation and RX bandwidth may both be reduced
via the Menu.
Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS), Automatic Power-Off (APO), and BCLO
(Busy Channel Lock-Out)
ARS: Automatically selects the typical repeater shift used in your
country, based on the current operating frequency.
APO: Automatically turns power off after a user-defined time
period, to prevent you from running down your car battery if you
forget to turn your rig off.
BCLO: Prevents you from transmitting on an occupied frequency
(especially valuable during Tone Squelch or DCS operation).
You can practice your Morse Code recognition, using this novel
trainer that sends you five-character code groups, with variable
speed and instant feedback as to the correct characters sent to
Security Password to Prevent Unauthorized Use
A defeatable (by the owner) Security Password system is provided
for the mobile walkie talkie, so you can limit operational access
to yourself and any other users (if any) informed of the password
for the transceiver