The device weighs 280 gram, can be operational for 16 hours on the digital modes with the power safe mode on, it has an IP 54 and 55 rating and a US MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, F and G rating. Which means it can resist pyro shock, gunfire shock, thermo shock, it can work in low pressure or even acidic atmospheres and much more. It can even be dropped in water and dust won’t be a problem at all. So this is definitely a tough device that can take a beating!
The custom settings for this radio we use are:
- The first button allows us to change between analog and digital frequencies.
- The second button allows us to apply a key lock feature, so you don’t have those accidental frequency changes.
Now, let’s have a look at the core of our communication setup that also protects our hearing which is the headset.
2. THE HEADSET WE USE
For this we use the 3M PELTOR ComTac XPI which has active hearing protection, runs on two AA batteries and has a US Mil-STD 810 F rating which means that it has a very tough build. These can be worn, on their own, underneath a helmet or attached to one as we’ve done. By using the buttons underneath the left side you can turn them on or off, amplify or reduce the sound and they also have a nice seal which apparently would be even be more comfortable with the cushions.