H.M.S. Communications, Inc.
Recently rated as a Best Buy by a major consumer magazine
Compact, Rugged, Feature-Packed FRS Radio
Easy for the whole family to use.
No licence required. No fees required. Legal for on land
AND at sea use (USA only)
- Super compact size. Only 2.3 (W), 4.5 (H), 1.1 (D) inches
- Output power: 0.5 watt (maximum allowed for FRS communications)
- Talk range: line of sight, about 2 miles. Results will vary depending upon
environment, terrain, etc
- Simple to use: only 5 buttons are needed to control all operations
- Available in black or yellow
Advanced ICOM features:
- Water resistant to JIS-5 standards
Few (if any) other brands of FRS radios are water resistant. ICOM's is. The
IC-4008A is perfect for outdoor use.
- Meets U.S. military standards (MIL STD) 810 C/D/E for
shock and vibration
Police radio tough! ICOM's FRS radio is built to withstand rough handling.
- Rotary type antenna
Can be folded behind the radio when not in use
- "Call-Ring" function
- Sends a ring tone, like a phone or pager ring
- Up to ten different ring patterns let you know the identity of your
caller before taking the call
- "Smart Ring" function
lets you confirm whether or not a call has reached the receiving party (if
they are using an IC-4008A), even if the person you're calling is
temporarily away from the radio
- Group modes
- 38 different codes "split up" each of the 14 FRS
frequencies. Also known as CTCSS, or Continuous Tone Coded Squelch
- Helps weed out unwanted contacts
- Allows the radio to remain in a Silent Standby mode. Only
signals containing your group code can open the squelch, keeping the
radio quiet while monitoring for communications
- To use a group code, agree beforehand with each of member of your
party on which code to use on one of the 14 channels. Example:
"We'll contact each other on channel 6, code 22". Enter your
settings into the IC-4008A and then use the radio's lock function to
maintain the settings. The amount of unwanted calls will be drastically
- ATS (Automatic TranSponder) function
Like the "Smart Ring" function, this lets you confirm whether or
not a call has reached the receiving party, but without a "Ring"
- Uses 3 AA batteries
- 30+ hours of talk time
- Low battery indicator (alkaline power)
- Selectable lock feature maintains radio settings
- Selectable auto power-off timer (two hours) to save batteries
- Optional Ni-Cd power and charger available for alternate power flexibility
- Optional headset available for hands-free operation
- Optional hand speaker-microphones available for additional customization
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ICOM, Inc. All ICOM radios significantly exceed FCC regulations limiting
spurious emissions. All stated specifications are subject to change without
notice or obligation.