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There are many cheap FRS radios now on the market. The Icom IC-4088 is not one of them. But if you are looking for a quality product with some unique features, and a wide array of accessories, then this may be the FRS radio for you. The construction quality is what you expect from Icom and this model is water resistant making it perfect for outdoor use. The 4088 has easy to use controls.
The 4088 series features built-in voice scrambling for communications privacy with other 4088 series users. This feature may be turned off to communication with regular FRS radios. There is an automatic transponder system that automatically checks the communication availability on the same channel, and alerts you with an icon on the display. This function gives you an indication of the communication range and if you are in the contact area of the person you wish to communicate with.
There is a smart ring function is used in group mode operation and manually checks the communication availability of your group members and informs you with a beep sound when a member of your group answers the call. There is also a call ring function for manually sending a ring tone instead of a voice call. Ten different ring types are available. Other advanced features include: power save, low battery indicator, automatic power off (settable from 0.5 to 2 hours) and scan. This radio came in three versions depending on charging preference. Please see version table below. Radios are sold and priced individually.
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