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NEW - Midland M5 CB Radio

May 062019

Following on from Cobra & CRT Midland have released a hidden base unit one hand mic controlled CB radio. This promises to be another fantastic unit as with all Midland radios.

Available from Knights CB radio Price around £115.00

Link to Knights Website

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New "one-hander" from Midland, easy to hide away with all the controls in the mic.

Multistandard to cover all EU countries, the radio will work on FM on the UK and and both AM & FM on the EU band.

The radio has dual speakers - one in the radio and another in the mic, with the option to turn the one off in the mic if not required.

Another unusual feature is the speaker/mic socket on the side of the mic. This allows you to connect an external earpiece or headset to the mic. This is standard Kenwood wiring.

FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Midland innovates communication with the M-5, “CB in the mike” to always have everything in your hands. The controls are placed on the mike, which also has an LCD display to see channels, bands and settings. The extremely small size of the CB and the die-cast metal structure make the M-5 virtually indestructible. The USB plug on the front of the device allows to easily charge any electrical device, as well as cell phones or tablets.

• Band: Multi-Standards (8)
• 40 Channels AM/FM
• Output Power: 4 Watt AM/FM
• Die-Cast metal body
• Controls on the mike
• Selectable Multi-Colour Backlight (7 colours)
• Manual Squelch 28 levels
• Digital Squelch at 5 levels
• RF-Gain
• Scan Function
• Indication S-meter RX-TX
• Sliding and/or Tilting Fastening Bracket
• Lighter Power Supply
• USB Socket for Charging Electrical Devices
• 2-Ppin Kenwood Socket (for Microphone)


PACKING INCLUDES:
1 Pc of Transceiver
1 Pc of Microphone with UP/DOWN
1 Set of Mounting Screws
1 Pc of Mounting Bracket
1 Pc of Power Cord with Cigarette Lighter Socket
1 Pc of User Manual in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Polish and Romanian

Midland PMR446 Vehicle Radio

May 062019

Finally a PMR Radio perfect for the 4x4 vehicle, Better than a handheld giving the CB radio feel in one tiny compact unit. Introducing the Midland GB1 PMR 446 radio.

A PMR446 radio for use either in a vehicle or as a base station.

The radio has a magnetic mount antenna which is permanently connected to the radio.

Supplied with a cig lighter power lead to power the radio.

Ideal for use either car to car or in conjunction with PMR446 handhelds.

An optional PC lead & software allows the radio to have expanded frequencies & higher output power, for use where licence conditions permit (programmable from 440-451MHz).

 

Link to Buy the Radio from Knights  Price around £125.00

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Technical specifications

General
Frequency range: 446.00625- 446.09375 MHz (PMR446)
Working temperature: -20°/+55° C
Operating voltage: 12Vdc ± 10%
Operate mode: Simplex
Dimensions: 100x85x22mm
Weight: 220g
Antenna impedance: 50Ω
Duty cycle: 5/5/90%

Transmitter
Frequency stability: ±2.5PPM
Output power: ≤500mW ERP
Max frequency deviation: ≤2,5KHz
Audio distortion: ≤3%
Adjacent channel power: < 60 dB
Spurious radiation: Within European legal terms
Occupied bandwidth: Within European legal terms

Receiver
RF sensibility: <0.5μV@20 dB SINAD
Audio distortion: ≤3%
Audio response: 300Hz ÷ 3KHz
Adjacent channel selectivity: Within European legal terms
Intermodulation rejection: Within European legal terms
Spurious response: Within European legal terms
Blocking: Within European legal terms

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