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Radio Model Black Box Black Box Plus Bantam Black Box Mobile Motorola FRS Midland FRS
Channels 16 16 16 100 22 22
Power Output 4 watt 5 watt 5 watt/2 watt 60 watt .5 watt .5 watt
Priority Scan Yes Yes Yes N/A No No
Frequency Band UHF 450-470MHz
VHF 150MHz-174MHz
UHF 430-470MHz
VHF 136MHz-174MHz
UHF 400-470MHz
VHF 136MHz-174MHz
UHF 400-470MHz
VHF 136MHz-174MHz
FRS Band Only FRS Band Only
Repeater Capable Yes Yes Yes N/A No No
Battery Type NI-MH Li-Ion Li-Ion N/A AA + Supplied Rechargeable AAA + Supplied Rechargeable
Low Battery Alert Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Battery Life (hrs) 6 8 8 N/A 5 5
Weight (with antenna and battery) 9.6 oz 8.2 oz 6.9 oz 2.6 lb 4.7 oz 4 oz
Dimensions (WxHxD inches) 2.2 x 4.4 x 1.5 2.16 x 4.37 x 1.26 2.3 x 3.7 x 1.3 5.7 x 1.9 x 7.5 2.4 x 7.8 x 1.3 2.3 x 6 x 1.8
Operating Voltage 6v 7.4v 7.5v N/A 3.6v 3.6v
Channel Spacing / Narrow Band Compliant 25kHz / 12.5kHz 25kHz / 12.5kHz 25kHz / 12.5kHz 5,6.25,8.33,... 50kHz No No
Voice Encryption No No Yes N/A No No
Voice Enunciation No Yes Yes N/A No no
IP54 Water Resistant No Yes Yes No No No
Range ~4 miles ~4 miles ~4 miles ~20 miles ~.5 miles ~.5 miles
Computer Programmable Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Carry Case Option Yes Yes Yes N/A No No
Chasis Construction Metal Metal Metal Metal Plastic Plastic
Warranty 1 year 2 years 2 years 2 years Manufacturer Manufacturer
Headset Compatible M1 M1 B1 No M6 M6
MSRP $249 $239 $209 $309 $79.99 $49.99
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*All Black Box & Bantam radios include antenna, belt clip, battery pack and single charger