Cable and Wireless TWR1001 Review
By Dave Pearce
Channels - 38 privacy codes
to 2 miles range
function - Has A B C D
Meter.. 1-9.. 9 being the best
Radio with 9 preset memories
Melodies to alert you to incoming calls
with 2 set rechargeable batteries and 2 chargers
2 Belt clips (Bit like the swivel ones on the Motorola radios only better!)
I got them, I thought they looked cool! Had a nice feel to it, not to big not to
small! It had a nice large easy to read LCD screen. They are aimed at Leisure
and pro use, but to be honest I would say they are to more pro use considering
the functions it has got.
When held down to talk, a T icon appears in the right hand side of the
screen and a little red light also shows, when reciveving a signal, and signal
icon appears with a strenth if 1-9.
SIDE: You have POWER, simply press and hold, you are greeted with a beep and it
SIDE: You have PTT upper right with a
Monitor button below, which if you hold down for a few seconds it will stay on
which saves you from keeping you finger pressed when you want to listen to
You have 5, LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN and MIDDLE.
This changes channel number and code, use up or down to change when selected,
right again goes to scan, then VOX, and last of all scramble function, which has
4 settings, A, B, C, and D. Both radios have to have the same letter to receive.
& DOWN: Volume 1-16
This has, FM Radio, Compass (works by the direction of the antenna is
in), Time, Stopwatch, then setup, to get into you press right key, which then
gives you the following:
channel, Delay, (1.5 sec etc), Call (has 7 ring tones), Ring, you can choose
ring Vibrate or both together, Roger beep which you can have on or off, Beep
(choose whether you want beep on all the buttons), Quiet mode (suppresses the
end of transmission to quiet out the squelch, TOT (Donít ask havenít got a
clue, you can choose by seconds) and last of all Name (Again donít know,
donít see any changes when turned on).
test was no longer than 200 yards, house to house with my mate, using the radios
in a quiet environment and for sure expecting to receive loud and clear, and
that I did, volume on 9 was far enough, we used channel 4 Code 33 and scramble
other test was from my house, ground floor to town centre! Using same setup
except for the volume which was on 14, as was outside and lots of traffic.
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