Communication is key in an emergency situation and we’ve seen time after time that cell phones are not always reliable in these situations. The Geeks recommend a long range radio like this 20-mile model.
In addition, this radio includes 10 NOAA channels for full coverage of all government operated NOAA weather broadcasts. The Cobra Li6500-2WXVP radios provide seven GMRS/FRS, seven FRS and eight GMRS channels for a total of 22 channels, all of which are easily accessed via the front panel’s push buttons. You can be talking with family within 20 miles while everyone else around you struggles to obtain a cell.
The Cobra Li6500-2WXVP MicroTalk GMRS/FRS 2-Way Radios make it easy to stay in touch with someone, wherever you may go. This rugged pair of radios is an outdoorsman’s best friend, with plenty of range, features, and power to make sure that you don’t get separated from the rest of your party in any terrain.
The Li6500-2WXVP MicroTalk radios utilize the UHF/FM band for ultra-clear, long-distance reception with an extended range capability that reaches up to 20 miles, depending upon the terrain. These units feature an illuminated LCD display that is easily visible at a glance even at night, 10 separate call alerts to differentiate between incoming callers, and an on/off selectable roger-beep tone that indicates the completion of other transmissions so you know when it is ok to talk. These radios also feature an auto squelch with a selectable maximum range extender that overrides the auto squelch for longest-possible reception, a keystroke tone signal that confirms key activation, and a patented VibrAlert for silent incoming calls in noisy or all-quiet environments. Additionally, the Li6500-2WXVP radios include 10 NOAA channels for full coverage of all government operated NOAA weather broadcasts, a scan function to locate conversations in progress, and a 10-channel memory for programming favorite channels or channel/privacy code combinations for easy retrieval.
The Cobra Li6500-2WXVP radios provide seven GMRS/FRS, seven FRS and eight GMRS channels for a total of 22 channels, all of which are easily accessed via the front panel’s push buttons. When combined with the units’ 121 privacy codes, users have a choice of up to 2,662 sub-channels to ensure privacy. These radios are built with a unique circuit that automatically switches to battery-saver mode if there are no transmissions within 10 seconds, thereby extending the battery life, and let you choose between High, Medium and Low power settings (GMRS only) to either maximize range or further extend your battery life. What’s more, they come with a belt clip to secure your radios while you are on the go, and include a key lock that eliminates accidental channel changes. For added convenience, these MicroTalk radios include a VOX function with five selectable levels of sensitivity, which will detect the user’s voice and transmit without the need to press any buttons, freeing your hands for other tasks.
The Li6500-2WXVPs each run on an ultra-compact, high-capacity rechargeable, lithium-ion battery, and come with a two-port desktop charger that allows you to recharge the batteries in both radios at once. Each radio has a built-in speaker/microphone/charger jack that lets you not only recharge batteries while in the unit, but use earphone speaker/microphone combinations for hands-free operation. Constructed to be water resistant for improved outdoor reliability, the Cobra Li6500-2WXVP MicroTalk Radios weigh only 3.2 ounces (without batteries), measure 2 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D), and are backed by a manufacturer’s one-year warranty.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)