Motorola MJ270R - 27 Mile Range Talkabout 2-Way Radios, PAIR

Model: MJ270R
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<p>The MJ270R Motorola Two-Way Radio is the ideal emergency communication tool for outdoor enthusiasts and active families. With NOAA alert you will get continuous broadcasting of local and regional weather conditions during your adventurous trip. The MJ270R Motorola Two-Way Radio has two rechargeable batteries for backup.</p>

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The MJ270R Motorola Two-Way Radio is the ideal emergency communication tool for outdoor enthusiasts and active families. With NOAA alert you will get continuous broadcasting of local and regional weather conditions during your adventurous trip. The MJ270R Motorola Two-Way Radio has two rechargeable batteries for backup.


Motorola MJ270R 2-Way Radio:
  • Rechargeable 2-way radio -includes an emergency alert feature, allowing you to enjoy your escape to the great outdoors with confidence that others can be informed of any dangers that may come your way
  • When the alert button is activated, the radio transmits an alert siren followed by transmission of spoken or incidental sounds
  • This allows you to send the signal to other radios and warn of impending danger on this Motorola radio with 22 channels, 121 privacy codes and NOAA alert
  • The MJ270 also features a built-in LED flashlight for peace-of-mind during evening adventures or unexpected emergencies and power outages
  • Weather alerts on the MJ270R Motorola Two-Way Radio will provide your group with warnings of incoming storms or dangerous conditions
  • By tuning in to one of 7 NOAA channels on your MJ270, you will always know what to pack with continuous local and regional weather broadcasting
  • Rechargeable 2-way radio has full 22-frequency capacity with 121 privacy codes to reduce interruptions
  • Motorola QT (Quiet talk) functionality allows the radios to be set so they can communicate with other compatible Motorola products, adding yet another level of distinction from the other manufacturers
  • Designed to fit every lifestyle, this Motorola radio with 22 channels, 121 privacy codes and NOAA alert allows you the convenience of charging four distinct ways
  • Use the provided desktop charger at home or a mini-USB car cable on your way to soccer practice
  • Pack a mini-USB wall cable for recharge in the hotel during your family vacation or simply charge from your PC when no power outlet is available using a mini-USB PC cable
  • Mini-USB car, wall and PC cables are sold separately
  • Model includes 2 radios, 2 belt clips,1 dual charger, 1 charging adapter and 2 NiMH rechargeable battery packs

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Specifications

Brand
Motorola
Model
MJ270R
Features
Weather alerts, Hands free communication, Priority scan, Battery meter, 121 privacy codes
Number of Channels
22-channel, 121
Color
Silver
Manufacturer Part Number
MJ270R
Condition
New
Assembled Product Weight
1.7 lbs
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.50 x 8.40 x 3.60 Inches

Customer Reviews

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Most helpful positive review
1 customers found this helpful
Good value
These are arguably Motorola's best value radios. They have all the essential features but few of the extras. It's a great "Plain-Jain" FRS/GMRS radio that is capable of using AA batteries. This saves money in the long run as they are less expensive to use than AAA compatible radios. The NiHM rechargeables last about 1 day with regular use while standard alkaline AAs last about 3-4 days.
Most helpful negative review
1 customers found this helpful
Batteries Won't Hold A Charge
Radios work fine, but the batteries won't last very long. Followed directions regarding the rechargeable NiCad batteries charging technique. Won't last more than 3 hrs. of just being turned on (not even talking on radios). Took back and exchanged for new radios sets. Same thing. Called Motorola tech assist and they had no help or suggestions. I thought maybe I didn't know how to turn on the power saver function. I was told this unit doesn't have such a feature. I have owned a lot of 2 way radios in my times and none used battery power like this one does. I did install 3 AA alkaline batteries and it works much longer, but they aren't rechargeable and it will get costly. Wouldn't recommend this radio set to anyone. Motorola told me that this is a discontinued model.
Most helpful positive review
1 customers found this helpful
Good value
These are arguably Motorola's best value radios. They have all the essential features but few of the extras. It's a great "Plain-Jain" FRS/GMRS radio that is capable of using AA batteries. This saves money in the long run as they are less expensive to use than AAA compatible radios. The NiHM rechargeables last about 1 day with regular use while standard alkaline AAs last about 3-4 days.
Most helpful negative review
1 customers found this helpful
Batteries Won't Hold A Charge
Radios work fine, but the batteries won't last very long. Followed directions regarding the rechargeable NiCad batteries charging technique. Won't last more than 3 hrs. of just being turned on (not even talking on radios). Took back and exchanged for new radios sets. Same thing. Called Motorola tech assist and they had no help or suggestions. I thought maybe I didn't know how to turn on the power saver function. I was told this unit doesn't have such a feature. I have owned a lot of 2 way radios in my times and none used battery power like this one does. I did install 3 AA alkaline batteries and it works much longer, but they aren't rechargeable and it will get costly. Wouldn't recommend this radio set to anyone. Motorola told me that this is a discontinued model.
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Good value

These are arguably Motorola's best value radios. They have all the essential features but few of the extras. It's a great "Plain-Jain" FRS/GMRS radio that is capable of using AA batteries. This saves money in the long run as they are less expensive to use than AAA compatible radios. The NiHM rechargeables last about 1 day with regular use while standard alkaline AAs last about 3-4 days.

Freedom and great convenience

bought these for my husband and I to use as he is housebound and mobility is limited. With these I can go outside to work in the yard or run a short errand or we can communicate throughout the house if he is in need of something. Also gives me piece of mind being in touch without the hassle of calling each other on the cell phone each time. He also goes out in his power chair and I have piece of mind that he can get in touch with me if he gets in trouble. They are very clear and so far we have been able to communicate a good distance. Yes, I would recommend these and the NOAA channel is an added plus. They were easy to set up and love the double charger and the feature that they can be recharged or use standard batteries.

Perfect radio for short/medium distances

This is my 9th or 10th set of Motorola Talkabout radios over the last 25 years and they have all performed exceptionally. I own a 20 acre campground, and have never encountered any problems contacting anyone else within that area, and all of my staff carry them. I cannot speak to how far it will transmit in 'Ideal' circumstances, put they perform fine in the hilly, tree covered area I use them in. They are well constructed and will hold up to a great deal of hard use. While the included battery pack will usually last for a 12 hour shift before needing recharging, I get my best results using rechargeable AA batteries (it uses 3) and will usually get approximately 48 hours on a set. While you may be tempted to go with a less expensive set of radios, make sure that they include an 'eliminator' or 'privacy' code feature, or you will be constantly competing with others for the airwaves. While I seldom use the VOX (voice operated transmission) anymore, I have used it sufficiently with headphones/ear piece and mouthpiece to confidently recommend them for people wanting hands free operation. The best value in FRS radios on the market.

we bought about 20 of these over the last few months. For our downtown church location at Whitney Young High School and for our Hoffman Estates Campus. They are great for all the ministry's to use to communicate and great for our security and ushers to use.

Great gift for my 7 year old

I purchased this model with just a cool gift idea in mind for my sons, 7 and 2 to play around the house...it ended up being an even better idea than I planned! I find it is useful on our trips to the museums and shopping at Wal-mart ( for example) the older one clips one to his belt and I to my bag and we have a way to track each other in case we are separated! We also use it at the park while doing soccer drills, his Dad and I can guide while he is out in the field kicking and running around-- we have had them for under two weeks and are enjoying the purchase! I love the batteries are rechargacle and that there is a flashlight built into each hand piece.

Great for kids

Bought these for my 3 young boys ages 6,8,8..... For Christmas! They absolutely love them! I bought 2sets so I can have one on me while they are out playing! I live in your typical neighborhood with houses all around and have had no issues of at least a 1/4 mile range! Great Price here at Walmart also!

Nice Two way Radio

I purchased these for my Grandson's 9th birthday. They seem to be made very well and have a lot of features. Couldn't tell you about the distance, he will only use them around the house with his older brother.. He really likes the radios and said the weather band worked good. I would personally purchase these for myself also.

Bulky Radio and low battery life

Wanted to replace my 7 plus year old radios as they are tired. These new radios are a little larger and bulkier to put in my shirt pocket. Range is the same as my old 5 mile radios that I use in the field hunting and in the store shopping. My old radios the AA batteries lasts a long time in days while in the field and shopping. These new radios, rechargeable batteries, only last hours and I must carry spare batteries to ensure I can reach my base when afield and shopping. I am thinking about going back to a smaller radio since the range is the similar and hopfully the batteries last longer.

Batteries Won't Hold A Charge

Radios work fine, but the batteries won't last very long. Followed directions regarding the rechargeable NiCad batteries charging technique. Won't last more than 3 hrs. of just being turned on (not even talking on radios). Took back and exchanged for new radios sets. Same thing. Called Motorola tech assist and they had no help or suggestions. I thought maybe I didn't know how to turn on the power saver function. I was told this unit doesn't have such a feature. I have owned a lot of 2 way radios in my times and none used battery power like this one does. I did install 3 AA alkaline batteries and it works much longer, but they aren't rechargeable and it will get costly. Wouldn't recommend this radio set to anyone. Motorola told me that this is a discontinued model.

Audio distorts too easily. Range limited

BOttom line, you get what you pay for. If you have to use this where it is even somewhat noisy expect that the audio will be very distorted when you increase the volume, The volume control should be called a distortion control. The charger battery contacts don't make very good connectiion. The charge LED will flicker, go dim and only show full brightness after you move the radio around a bit in the dock. I bought this because there were good reviews. I guess those reviewers never used a 2-way radio before so they had no basis for comparison. I'll give them to my grandkids so they can play with them until they break. I'll look at buying a real 2-way. Bottom Line: Buy these low cost redios where you can actually try them. It might cost more than online but you'll know what you're getting. And please buy them where you tried them, that retailer deserves your business becvause he has the products there for you to experience.

Customer Q&A

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by DiggermoOctober 18, 2010


1. Yep, three double AAs I believe
by WalkyTalkySv
2. yes any AA will work
by JustMe2120
3. Yes, regular AA batteries can be used in a pinch, I have no idea how long they would last transmitting.
by Photogel1
4. Yes. This unit takes 3 AA batteries.
by hummingbird102
5. Yes. 3 AA batteries.
by Exnavdude
6. yes you can put 4 AA batteries in it.but if your not putting rechargeable batteries in it then don't put it on the charger!!
by Daywalker2
7. Yes. I have used discrete, non-rechargeable as well as rechargable AA batteries over the past few years with this model and the older model it replaced.
by cgc3iii
7 Answers
Last answer: January 8, 2011

by OMGRJune 4, 2010


1. There is no licensing required to use this radio.
by Photogel1
2. Yes. All radios with GMRS/FRS frequencies require a license. READ the owners manual or check product out on line before you buy.
by IBunhappy1
3. Yes and No. Yes if you operate on channels 1-7 or 15-22. No if you only use low output channels 8-14. I just got this info from the FCC.
by Techcenter973
4. no no license are required.
by Daywalker2
5. You do not need an FCC license to use this type of communication device.
by cgc3iii
5 Answers
Last answer: January 20, 2011

by mzpecanAugust 10, 2011


1. Yes, but you'll have to purchase them in pairs of 2.
by Jimbobalu
2. yes, they just need to be on the same channels.
by hummingbird102
3. Yes of course, just buy the packs that come with 2. I have purchased 6 already, and they all work if they are on the same channel and privacy code.
by yfbandch
4. The sites I have reviewed all sell the radios in pairs. You may purchase any number of pairs with or without the charging units. As long as you set the channels and the privacy codes the same, they will all communicate together in your 'network'.
by cgc3iii
4 Answers
Last answer: March 13, 2012

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Warranty Information:MOTOROLA LIMITED WARRANTY FOR TELEPHONES, PAGERS, AND CONSUMER AND PROFESSIONAL TWO-WAY RADIOS PURCHASED IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADAWhat Does this Warranty Cover? Subject to the exclusions contained below, Motorola, Inc. warrants its telephones, pagers and consumer and professional two-way radios (excluding commercial, government or industrial radios) (Products), Motorola-branded or certified accessories sold for use with these Products (Accessories) and Motorola software contained on CD-Roms or other tangible media and sold for use with these Products (Software) to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal consumer usage for the period(s) outlined below. This limited warranty is a consumers exclusive remedy, and applies as follows to new Motorola Products, Accessories and Software purchased by consumers in the United States or Canada, which are accompanied by this written warranty:PRODUCTS COVEREDLENGTH OF COVERAGEEXCLUSIONSA. Products and Accessories as defined above, unless otherwise provided for below.1. Decorative Accessories and Cases. Decorative covers, bezels, PhoneWrapê covers and cases.2. Monaural Headsets. Ear buds and boom headsets that transmit mono sound through a wired connection.3. Consumer and Professional Two-Way Radio Accessories.4. Products and Accessories that are Repaired or Replaced.A. One (1) year from the date of purchase by the first consumer purchaser of the product unless otherwise provided for below.1. Limited lifetime warranty for the lifetime of ownership by the first consumer purchaser of the product.2. Limited lifetime warranty for the lifetime of ownership by the first consumer purchaser of the product.3. Ninety (90) days from the date of purchase by the first consumer purchaser of the product.4. The balance of the original warranty or for ninety (90) days from the date returned to the consumer, whichever is longer.Normal Wear and Tear. Periodic maintenance, repair and replacement of parts due to normal wear and tear are excluded from coverage.Batteries. Only batteries whose fully charged capacity falls below 80% of their rated capacity and batteries that leak are covered by this limited warranty.Abuse & Misuse. Defects or damage that result from: (a) improper operation, storage, misuse or abuse, accident or neglect, such as physical damage (cracks, scratches, etc.) to the surface of the product resulting from misuse; (b) contact with liquid, water, rain, extreme humidity or heavy perspiration, sand, dirt or the like, extreme heat, or food; (c) use of the Products or Accessories for commercial purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the fault of Motorola, are excluded from coverage.Use of Non-Motorola Products and Accessories. Defects or damage that result from the use of Non-Motorola branded or certified Products, Accessories, Software or other peripheral equipment are excluded from coverage.Unauthorized Service or Modification. Defects or damages resulting from service, testing, adjustment, installation, maintenance, alteration, or modification in any way by someone other than Motorola, or its authorized service centers, are excluded from coverage.Altered Products. Products or Accessories with (a) serial numbers or date tags that have been removed, altered or obliterated; (b) broken seals or that show evidence of tampering; (c) mismatched board serial numbers; or (d) nonconforming or non-Motorola housings, or parts, are excluded form coverage.Communication Services. Defects, damages, or the failure of Products, Accessories or Software due to any communication service or signal you may subscribe to or use with the Products Accessories or Software is excluded from coverage.B. Software. Applies only to physical defects in the media that embodies the copy of the software (e.g. CD-ROM, or floppy disk).B. Ninety (90) days from the date of purchase.Software Embodi
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