The XT511 Base Camp 2-Way Communication Radio with Crank from Midland is a feature-packed and convenient way to stay in touch on family outings, camping trips, and more. The radio has 22 selectable channels and a channel scan feature that automatically checks channels for activity, ensuring that you're on an open channel for clear communication. There are 121 privacy codes, giving you up to 3144 channel options to block other conversations. A dual watch feature lets you monitor 2 channels at once. An AM/FM radio lets you listen to broadcasts and music.
The radio has an automatic NOAA alert function that provides severe weather hazard information 24/7. An auto squelch feature removes annoying background noise for clear communication. Call alert has 5 different call tones to notify you of an incoming call within your group. The keypad is lockable to keep your selected settings. The silent operation mode turns off all tones for quiet, unobtrusive operation. High and low power settings let you adjust the radio's transmit power to conserve battery life.
An eVOX mode with 3 sensitivity levels provides easy voice activation for hands-free transmission only when you speak. The radio is water resistant to prevent damage from light water exposure. Mic and headphone jacks are provided, allowing you to use the the included hand mic and your favorite pair of headphones. The radio can operate on the included rechargeable battery pack or on 4 standard AA batteries (sold separately). The included AC adapter allows you to charge the radios via a wall outlet, while the DC adapter lets you charge the radio in a vehicle.
In emergency situations, you can use the radio's hand crank to recharge. Approximately 90 seconds of cranking at a rate of 2 cranks per second will provide approximately 1 hour of operating time. Other useful emergency features include a built-in flashlight, an alarm clock with snooze, and a USB connector for recharging your cell phone.