iDen direct connect phones

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by stg58, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The link below was posted on the chat window.
    I picked up 2 for $29.99 shipped and they arrived in great shape with original protective plastic. They programmed fine for direct connect the only odd thing is one calls it MotoTalk the other DirectTalk.
    "the i560 meets tough US Mil Specs for dust, shock, vibration, high and low temperature, low pressure and solar radiation."
    I forget who posted the link but Thanks!

    2 Motorola i560 Black Nextel Rugged Cell Phone Direct Talk 2 Way PTT Bundle | eBay

    They also sell an extended battery door for the Motorola i560 and Extended Battery (OEM Motorola NNTN4655B) This Battery is 1450 mAh Lithium Ion.

    With HTs a bit more battery power is nice.

    Motorola i560 Extended Battery Door and Battery NNTN4655 Used | eBay
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I believe that was @kellory who posted the link....
  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    My pleasure.;)
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  4. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thank You!
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    One of the better sales on Ebay. The seller is honest, offers great shipping for free, and doesn't gouge the pricing. I ordered a single iDen from him, nothing to report except goodness. The full package deal makes it worthwhile --usually one has to purchase all the components separately, sometimes ordering through several sellers, thus increasing the risk of a bad sale.
  6. Robert Watson

    Robert Watson Monkey

    Call me a knuckledragger, cuz I am. But can anyone explain the operational difference between the IDEN and FRS? Why I should pick one over the other? I checked Ebay and the best deal I found was 2 Idens for $52
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Did you read the Informational Post, that started this all, that is in the blog section? An Interesting, SECURE, Comm's Device, for your CN-AoO Your not a Knuckledragger. just unInformed, and this blog was written, to impart the information you are seeking. If you have any further questions, you can PM "Me" and I will be glad to have a conversation with you, on your Comm Issues.
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  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Cellunex jacked up their price to $50 per pair must be selling well, maybe they owe a commission to Kellory..:)
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That is still a bargain, for SECURE Comms, considering the the FRS Radios are wide open as far as security, goes....
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  10. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder

    Dang I knew I shoulda gotten a couple more pairs while they were at $25!
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    i believe it was @broker who gave a ringing endorsement, not I. I simply saved this page to bookmarks, in case I needed more radios, or batteries (I now have roughly 40 batteries for 4 radio, i thing that will suffice.;) though I may add a few radios. i560 Motorola | eBay I check what is available from time to time, and when something looks good, I repost it here. No commission, but you are welcome to pay a finder's fee:D
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    i would contact the seller, and offer the previous price as a previous customer.
  13. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I did pick up 4 radios and 4 of the larger batteries. As noted even a $50 they are a good deal.
  14. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    Just for info and general playing around I picked up a few of those Baofeng 888 UHF radios. They run a little over $20 each. They need to be programmed and the USB cables are offered on eBay. Software is downloadable, free. It takes a little guesswork to figure it out, but hey, it's a $20 radio. These little radios have 16 channels and will work with GMRS / FRS and I have also programmed them for HAM (they operate from 400 - 470 MHz). The guys on the local repeater UHF system tell me they sound really good.

    They're 2 watt according to the service monitor despite claims of "something under 5 watts". But that makes them more useful than the "bubble pack" jobs which are generally .5 W.

    The cool thing about them is the fact that they can be set to scramble on any channel that you choose. It's only voice inversion, but it's better than nothing. There is also a VHF version (think MURS - no license required but limited to 2 watts). They're compact, light weight come with a charger and new LiIon battery and antenna.

    The thing I like about them is the fact that, if some day one should fall from my back pocket and make a splashing sound afterwards, all I have to do is hold that handle down a little bit longer than usual (hopefully I won't have to find the plunger) and go get the spare.
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