When Adam at 121radio.co.uk contacted me with an offer of an XTL446 for review on Transmission1, I really couldn’t resist. For those who don’t yet know, the Motorola T6222 is now out of production and its successor is the XTL446. Almost 3 years ago I wrote the review of the T6222 and as our regular readers know, this is the reference set that all other 446 units are judged by. So, does the XTL cut it against its older brother? Read on and find out.
This doesn’t like anything like a two-way radio but it sure works like one! Review Sponsored by Teluwatt 2 Way Radio Services.
As a little break from the normal reviewing style that you’ve come to expect from Transmission1.Net we thought we’d share a fun piece of equipment with our readers, the Motorola T4302. Teluwatt provided the radios for this review and I would like to say thanks to Liam for the support with the website reviews.
The Motorola Handie Pro is a business/commercial class two way radio transceiver covering the normal PMR 446 MHz licence free band. Many users of radio equipment will instantly recognise this unit, as it has previously been available on sale on the SRBR band (461 MHz, but due to close in 2003). Motorola have a tradition in making some very good communications equipment and they have much experience in the professional communications market having supplied radio systems to the emergency services for years.
We have a winner! Motorola’s T6222 could be the finest PMR446 handheld on the market right now!
Motorola have a tradition of making quality communications gear both in radio communications and mobile phones. It comes as no surprise that Motorola have branched out into more consumer based products in recent years. Having developed many two-way classics such as the Radius GP300 they have gone on to transfer some of that experience to consumer products at a much lower price. The FRS band in the US and the PMR446 standard in Europe have proved extremely popular so what better place to start than this?