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IN CLOSE QUARTERS OR WHEN CLIMBING, RETRACTABLE TETHER KEEPS HEAVY TOOLS CLOSE TO BODY.

Below an article about the GearKeeper RT3-5605. When working on Heights it is important to tether all tools and items you bring up. Because when dropping tools or other items hughe accidents can happen.

Minimize dangling tool entanglement with new Gear Keeper® heavy-tool retractable tether.

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Photo: RT3-5605

RT3-5605 is engineered so that the tool, application and recoil/retraction force are in balance. Designed to avoid worker fatigue in order to maintain productivity, only minimal force is necessary to extend the RT3-5605 tether for use.

Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5605 heavy-tool retractable tether’s ultra low profile keeps tools close to the body when stored while still allowing complete accessibility when in use. The retractor employs a very low 198 gram (7 oz) force to avoid arm strain when extended, but strong enough to keep the line taught to avoid snagging or interference with the work being performed. The retractor mechanism’s force is designed to retract the lanyard, not the tool. When the tool is retracted, lanyard exposure is minimized to avoid snagging, especially when the tool is also placed in a tool bag/pouch.

Using a retractable tether for heavy hand tools is particularly important when working in close quarters or climbing. Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5605 heavy-tool retractable tether’s ultra low profile keeps tools close to the body when stored while still allowing complete accessibility when in use.

The RT3-5605 heavy-tool tether has a generous reach that extends more than 139 cm (55”).

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Photo: Low retraction and arm length reach

Like other retractables in the Gear Keeper line, the RT3-5605 is engineered so that the tool, application and recoil/retraction force are in balance. Designed to avoid worker fatigue in order to maintain productivity, only minimal force is necessary to extend the RT3-5605 tether for use.

The RT3-5605 heavy-tool tether has a generous reach that extends more than 139 cm (55”). The strong, impact absorbing Nylon webbing for tools up to 1.58 Kg (3.5 lbs) does not require an additional shock absorbing lanyard end. Tools are attached via a Stainless Steel, thumb-controlled, locking-gate carabiner. The RT3-5605 also reduces arm strain when working with heavier tools; the tether features a thumb-controlled gear lock to secure the tool at any extension length. Included with the tether is a lanyard loop strap that can adapt virtually any tool of appropriate weight to be cinched securely to the tether.

According to John Salentine, VP of Hammerhead Industries, “Workers do not have to dance around a long, dangling tether or drag their tool on the floor.” Salentine added, “This unique heavy-tool retractor makes work safer, more efficient and simplifies every repair, maintenance or manufacturing project.”

RT3-5605 retractable heavy-tool tethers including the lanyard loop strap retail for Euro 35.99 excl VAT per unit. For bulk pricing (50 or more) call Avera-Distributing. The full line of Gear Keeper instrument tethers and accessories are available on the company’s website at gearkeeper.eu.

A free, sixteen-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering” containing a tethering guide for tools with and without attachment points and related product information is available. Use this link to get your free copy: http://www.avera.nl/promotion.asp .

Also two video’s are available:

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQGny6RDCCA

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqzUfI2xTx0

WILSON POWER ACCESORIES

World famous are the super high quality Wilson antennas like Wilson 1000, Wilson 5000, Little Will and others. But you can also find high end 12 Volt accessories  from the famous Wilson brand.

WILSON 12-VOLT POWER PLUG  (p/n 30512VPP)

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Plug

This is a great item, I wish I had this years ago when I still had time to experiment with all kind of electronic equipment in cars. It is so simple, but so handy. Put the plus and minus in the terminals and you have 12 Volt on the power leads. It is 10 Ampere fused so it can handle a lot of current.

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Plug – product in packing

 

WILSON 12-VOLT EXTENSION CORD (p/n 305203ECUSB)

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Imagine you have a 12VDC Cigarette Lighter Socket and you want to change the location. This device is a Cigarette Lighter Plug with a cable of 360 cm with a Cigarette Lighter Socket + a USB Port with 2.4 Ampere.

So the cable allows you to get a Cigarette Lighter Socket and USB Port exactly where you want these to be located. A quick release mounting bracket is included in the packing.

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Extension Cord – product in packing

 

WILSON 12-VOLT POWER OUTLET (p/n 30512V2USB)

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Outlet

This device allows you to have a cigarette Lighter Socket and 2 USB Ports of 3.4 Ampere, in your vehicle, boat or camper. Connect the wire to a 12 Volt power point and install the power outlet on a location that is convenient for you.

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Outlet – product in packing

USE IN 24VDC VEHICLES

In Europe it is common to have 24VDC power systems in trucks. But in USA the trucks are mostly 12 Volt, same as regular cars and pick-up trucks or 4×4 cars. You will not find Wilson 24VDC accessories but that does not mean some of these cannot be used for 24 Volt systems too. It will never turn 12VDC in to 24VDC ! But in cases you want to move the location of your 24VDC source it is possible to use such an accessory.

But be aware if the accessory has a USB port you certainly can not use it on a 24VDC source. In that case the 12 Volt is turned in to the 5VDC for the USB port. Putting 24V on the system can destroy the USB outlets.

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Photo: 12-Volt Power Plug – A Great Solution

MIDLAND ARTIC – NEW PORTABLE VHF MARINE RADIO

 

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Since many years Midland offers portable VHF marine radio’s. Most of their models looked like cheap PMR446 radio’s.
The new Midland ARCTIC has the look and the feel of a real professional VHF marine radio. With a consumer price around Euro 150 -175 we think there is a good market for Midland.

The only comment I have is the lack of ATIS. In The Netherlands and some other European countries ATIS is a ‘need’. Now the sales market is limited to those countries that do NOT have a need for ATIS and for boats with international vhf marine use.

FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
◾ ARCTIC is the new handheld marine Transceiver able to satisfy the Communications Requirements for all types of Navigation.

◾ ARCTIC is an Electronically advanced equipment that enables clear and reliable communications on the 57 International Channels of the VHF Nautical Band.

◾ Rugged and with professional design, it boasts a metallic chassis that guarantees max robustness and the IP67 certification: total protection from dust and from the immersion in water up to 1m depth for 30 minutes.

◾ It offers security thanks to the dedicated button “16” that gives instant access to the emergency channel 16.

◾ Amongst the various features of this radio we emphasize the Dual Watch and Triple Watch to monitor 2 or 3 channels of your choice, the setting of the priority channel that will be monitored in the Triple Watch function and the squelch adjustable in 10 different levels.

◾ The LCD display and the backlit keypad allow to use the radio also in darkness or poor visibility conditions. For a better efficiency, ARCTIC is supplied with a Li‐Ion 1600mAh battery pack.

◾ Thanks to the optional programming software PRG‐G15, it is possible to manage and program some functions such as the operating band, Power save, VOX, channel scan, voice announcement, private channels and many others.

◾ For extra EU market only: besides the international band, ARCTIC is featured with the USA and CAN (Canada) bands.

◾ COMPLYING TO 99/05/CE.

MAIN FEATURES:
◾ 57 International Channels.
◾ Transmission Power: 5W/1W.
◾ IP67 Certified.
◾ Instant access to the Emergency Channel 16.
◾ Dual Watch and Triple Watch.
◾ Priority Channel selection.
◾ Li‐Ion 1600mAh Battery Pack.
◾ Backlit LCD Display and Keypad.
◾ Scan, Vox.
◾ Keypad Lock.
◾ External Jack: 2Pin Motorola Type.
◾ Weight: 240 gr (with Battery).
◾ Dimensions: 54 x 113 x 35mm.
◾ Color: BLACK.
◾ Audio Accessory Jack, 2-Pin, Motorola Wiring.

FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
◾ ARCTIC is the new handheld marine Transceiver able to satisfy the Communications Requirements for all types of Navigation.

◾ ARCTIC is an Electronically advanced equipment that enables clear and reliable communications on the 57 International Channels of the VHF Nautical Band.

◾ Rugged and with professional design, it boasts a metallic chassis that guarantees max robustness and the IP67 certification: total protection from dust and from the immersion in water up to 1m depth for 30 minutes.

◾ It offers security thanks to the dedicated button “16” that gives instant access to the emergency channel 16.

◾ Amongst the various features of this radio we emphasize the Dual Watch and Triple Watch to monitor 2 or 3 channels of your choice, the setting of the priority channel that will be monitored in the Triple Watch function and the squelch adjustable in 10 different levels.

◾ The LCD display and the backlit keypad allow to use the radio also in darkness or poor visibility conditions. For a better efficiency, ARCTIC is supplied with a Li‐Ion 1600mAh battery pack.

◾ Thanks to the optional programming software PRG‐G15, it is possible to manage and program some functions such as the operating band, Power save, VOX, channel scan, voice announcement, private channels and many others.

◾ For extra EU market only: besides the international band, ARCTIC is featured with the USA and CAN (Canada) bands.

◾ COMPLYING TO 99/05/CE.

MAIN FEATURES:
◾ 57 International Channels.
◾ Transmission Power: 5W/1W.
◾ IP67 Certified.
◾ Instant access to the Emergency Channel 16.
◾ Dual Watch and Triple Watch.
◾ Priority Channel selection.
◾ Li‐Ion 1600mAh Battery Pack.
◾ Backlit LCD Display and Keypad.
◾ Scan, Vox.
◾ Keypad Lock.
◾ External Jack: 2Pin Motorola Type.
◾ Weight: 240 gr (with Battery).
◾ Dimensions: 54 x 113 x 35mm.
◾ Color: BLACK.

PACKING INCLUDES:
1 Pc of Transceiver.
1 Pc of Li‐Ion 1600mAh Battery Pack.
1 Pc of Belt Clip.
1 Pc of Desktop Charger.
1 Pc of Wall Adaptor.
1 Pc of User Manual in English and German.

02Photo : Midland ARCTIC – Professional feel and look

TRUCKING MOVES AMERICA FORWARD

Since two years TMAF is active on the USA market to promote the trucking industry. Many companies and organisations participate in this industry wide organisation.
This is their press release because of MATS2016. MATS is the biggest trucking show in USA held in Louisville Kentucky from 31 march -2 april.

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TMAF TODAY 

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is actively seeking support of its mission to keep the trucking industry in America progressing through outreach and advocacy.

Since its public launch at MATS in 2014, Trucking Moves America Forward has promoted its mission to be a long-term, industry-wide movement to create a positive image for the industry – ensuring that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy.

As the movement builds, TMAF plans to be a significant and distinguished voice supporting the trucking industry by highlighting its essentiality, safety, technology, and sustainability throughout the country.

Visibility in the U.S.

Every year, TMAF leadership represents the movement at numerous industry organizations to recruit members and donors, including the Mid-America Trucking Show, the Great American Trucking Show, ATA’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition, TCA’s annual convention, numerous state trucking association events, and Great West Casualty Company events.

Other highlights that demonstrate the popularity and growth of the industry movement include:

• Putting 100 TMAF-branded trailer and tank wraps on the road, which reach as many as 16 million people per city, per truck
• Topping more than 180 donors
• Continuing to add to an online subscriber list of more than 2,000
• Earning more than 5.8 million advertising impressions, targeted for consumers and lawmakers
• Continuing to build a robust online community though digital and social media channels.

Top Media Coverage

An important part of the campaign is gaining exposure in print, online and broadcast media outlets. Earned media coverage since March 2014 has included more than 45 million impressions, thanks to dozens of op-eds and story placements secured in state and national industry publications, local newspapers, and inside-the-beltway outlets, including:

• Albuquerque Business First
• American Trucker
• Argus Leader (S.D.)
• Charlotte Business Journal
• Commercial Carrier Journal
• Dave Nemo Show
• Elko Daily Free Press (Nev.)
• Heavy Duty Trucking
• Illinois Times
• Land Line Radio
• Land Line Magazine
• Louisville Business First
• MAXIM Magazine
• Memphis Business Journal
• New Hampshire Business Review
• POLITICO Transportation
• Portland Press Herald
• Prairie Business (N.D.)
• Rapid City Journal
• Reno Gazette-Journal
• Road Dog Trucking Channel
• Roll Call
• Santa Fe New Mexican
• Sierra Vista Herald (Ariz.)
• State Journal (W. Va.)
• The Business Journal (Calif.)
• The Hill
• The Memphis Business Journal
• The Trucker
• Topeka Capital-Journal
• Transport Topics

Digital & Social Media

TMAF has greatly bolstered its marketing presence online through several channels. TMAF’s interactive website (truckingmovesamerica.com) informs and captures thousands of members, and subscribers receive regular email updates on industry happenings. On the site’s members-only page, visitors can access key messages; talking points; press materials; sample speeches and editorials; donation and pledge information; trailer wrap information; and useful visuals for amplifying TMAF’s image, such as videos, social media shareables, and advertisements. The TMAF e-store, shoptmaf.com, is open for those who wish to proudly display branded gear including hats, shirts, tumblers, door decals and more.

TMAF’s growing social media following includes:

FACEBOOK: More than page 7,600 likes on facebook.com/TruckingFWD
TWITTER: Nearly 2,000 followers of @TruckingFWD
YOUTUBE: More than 34,000 views at youtube.com/TruckingFWD
LINKEDIN: Added nearly 100 followers in its first month

TMAF Founding Members

Founding members of the movement include: Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT1), Allison Transmission, American Trucking Associations (ATA), Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BMO Transportation Finance, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Bulldog Hiway Express, Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants, Combined Transport, Inc., Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks North America, Dana Holding Corporation, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Eaton Corporation – Roadranger, Goodyear, Great West Casualty Company, Hahn Transportation, Inc., Hendrickson, International, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Jet Express, Inc., Kenworth Truck Company, Longistics, Love’s Travel Stops, Mack Trucks, Inc., Meritor, McLeod Software, Michelin, Motor Carrier Service, Inc., Old Dominion Freight Lines, Omnitracs Inc., Owner- Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Pegasus, Peterbilt Motors Company, Pilot Flying J, Randall Reilly, Tennant Truck Lines, Tennessee Express, Inc., TransTech, Trucking Associations Executive Council, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), TRW and Volvo Trucks.

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DC POWER DISTRIBUTOR: PW-100

After 45 years in CB it is not easy to be happily surprised. And if I am surprised it is mostly by something ‘simple’. That happened this week again when we got in stock the PW-100 from CG Antenna

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Most people use one power supply to operate several radio’s. The DC power leads are fixed to that one power source. And quite often not in the most professional or safe way.
For all these people the PW-100 is a good solution.

Bring 12 VDC from the power supply into the input terminals of PW-100 (left on the photo). Now you have 4 independent 12 VDC sources to connect 4 radio’s or other 12 VDC gear. Each of the four outputs has its own fuse (30A), so very safe to use.

The PW-100 is made by CG Antenna from China. Most HAM operators know this company from the CG3000, a high quality automatic antenna tuner and from the SB2000 MK2 a high quality radio interface.

 

02The CG3000, automatic antenna tuner

03aSB-2000 K2 Radio Interface

PW-100 PACKING INCLUDES:
1 Pc of Power Distributor
2 Pairs of Babana Plugs
2 Pairs of Ring Terminal Solder Plugs
1 Pc of Spare Fuse

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VISITING KINDERDIJK – NOT ONLY DUTCH WINDMILLS

This week we paid a family visit to Kinderdijk. UNESCO gave this place a World Heritage status. There are 19 old typical Dutch windmills to see and visit.

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But stopping for a cup of coffee at the local restaurant Buena Vista gave us also a radio surprise. The owner of this restaurant showed a nice collection of antique broadcast receivers.

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In the restaurant a nice collection of broadcast radio receivers.

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Of course I also want to show some photos of this unique place with the typical Dutch Windmills that for many years made sure we had dry feet and were not flooded by the water.

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Kinderdijk windmills: unique & iconic water management
A significant part of Holland is situated up to approximately 7 meters below sea level. The Dutch don’t notice any of this though, because an incredibly innovative and intricate system keeps the ever-rising seawater from flooding the land. Even during spring tide, the Dutch are safely guarded from being washed away…

The most important aspect of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk is undoubtedly the unique collection of 19 authentic windmills, which are considered a Dutch icon throughout the entire world. A wonderful and unforgettable day trip in the Netherlands for the entire family!

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For more information visit the Kinderdijk website at:
https://www.kinderdijk.com

M8 AIR CONTROL AIR/MARINE/CB-27MHz RECEIVER

Sometimes you cannot help but wonder “how can they make it for this price?”. This is what I experienced when I noted the end user price of the M8 Receiver. For less than € 30  you buy a receiver for CB/27MHz, Air Band, Marine Band and more. Incredible.
Thanks to our friends in Asia it is possible.
Of course the looks and some specs could be better and batteries (AA) are not included, but it does enable you to listen to a lot of communications for a low budget price.

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This multi-band receiver is an ideal entry level radio for listening to Airband, Public Services, Marine Band and CB Radio Frequencies as well as TV Audio & FM Transmissions.
The Frequency Range is 54-176MHz and CB/27MHz 80 Channels.
Features include separate squelch & volume controls, earphone jack socket, 3-position waveband selector, retractable aerial, a large clear display and a LED power indicator.
This radio can be powered by either a 6VDC power supply or with 4 x AA batteries (both not included).

FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
* CB – FM, Air, PB, Marine, WB Bands.
* High Sensitivity.
* Telescopic Antenna.
* Carrying Strap.
* Earphone Jack.
* DC Jack.
* DC 6V (UM3 x 4 Batteries) not included.

SPECIFICATIONS:
* Frequency: 54-176 MHz (with gaps)
* Range: Air 108-145 MHz
* PB 145-176 MHz
* WB 162.5 MHz
* TV1 54-87 MHz
* FM 88-108 MHz
* CB 1-80 Channels
* Antenna length: 300 mm
* Output power: 500 mW
* Loud speaker: 7,5 cm (3 inch) 4 Ohms
* Power: 4 X AA (not included)
* Dimensions: 220 X 100 X 50 mm

PACKING INCLUDES:
1 Pc of Receiver.
1 Pc of Fixed Carrying Strap.
1 Pc of User Manual English.

NEW: M6-MALE TO M7-FEMALE ADAPTORS

EUROPEAN MOBILE ANTENNA MOUNTS

The regular antenna mount for mobile CB antennas in continental Europe is the N-mount, also known as the DV-Mount.
There are several version of the N-mount, like N, NE and NP.
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There are several accessories/adaptors that allow operators to use whips with other connections on these mounts.

USA MOBILE ANTENNA MOUNTS

While most of Europe uses the so called DV-Mount, in the UK we see a lot of mounts similar to the American mounts with 3/8×24 thread.
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M6 THREAD WHIPS

A few years ago some truck brands in Europe decided to use antenna mounts with M6-Male thread based on an unknown type used only/mainly in Scandinavian countries.

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Now, there is a new antenna mount version that is used by some truck brands. It is not an M6 but M7 thread.
To use M6 whips on the new M7 mounts there is an adaptor available to make your M6 antenna fit on the M7 mount.
This adaptor allows you to use the existing M6 whips on the new M7 mount.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The M6-Male to M7-Female Adaptor is to be used on vehicular antennas with M6-Female thread.
It is available in a chrome and a black version. They can be easily screwed and locked by using a 10 mm open key.

MIDLAND CT510 DUAL BAND UHF/VHF MULTI TASK TRANSCEIVER

CT510 is the brand new Dual band UHF/VHF realized with the latest technology in the radio-communication field.Its design and robust frame with the aluminum CT510 Phot Front V2die cast chassis make of CT510 the ideal solution for the professionals who need to stay in touch with colleagues in construction sites, buildings, trade fairs, sport exhibitions, etc.
Extremely compact, to easily wear it, it is only 9,5 cm high and has a thickness of only 2,5 cm.
CT510 is equipped with an alphanumerical keypad, useful to set channels, frequencies and all the main functions.

The new flexible antenna, common to all the CT Midland range, allows to easily wear the radio on a belt.
The display shows the dual band of use or, at your choice, one of the following options:
– Channel number
– Frequency band
– Channel number and relevant frequency
– Channel name
The radio is also equipped with FM radio receiver.
It is also available, as optional accessory, the programming kit PRG-510

COMPLYING TO CE/99/05

COLOR: black

SINGLE PACKING including:
• CT510 transceiver
• Flexible antenna
• Li-Ion battery pack 1300mAh
• Belt clip
• Desktop charger with wall adaptor
• User manual

MAIN FEATURES

• Dual band (VHF/UHF) displayed
• Frequency band:144-146MHz & 430-440MHz (Rx / Tx)
• Operating mode: UHF-VHF, VHF-VHF or UHF-UHF
• Output power: 2W VHF /2W UHF
• 128 channels to store
• VOX function
• 162 DCS codes and 39 CTCSS tones
• ‘VOICE’ function
• SOS emergency function
• Channel spacing selectable between 25kHz and 12,5 kHz
• The display can show at your choice: channel number, frequency, channel number + frequency or channel name
• Inverted frequency function
• Scan
• FM radio receiver
• Frequency step: 5 kHz, 6.25 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 37kHz, 50kHz, 100kHz.
• Tx power selectable: high (2W)or low (500mW)
• Li-Ion battery pack 1300mAh
• Desktop charger (for battery pack only)
• Frequency offset: 0-69.950 MHz
• Shift repeater
• Busy channel lockout (BCLO) function
• TX signal strength shown in the display
• Vocal and visual indication of low battery level
• Roger Beep tone at the beginning/end transmission
• TOT (Time out timer) function
• Keypad lock
• Scan of frequencies with CTCSS/DCS
• Channel and function reset
• 1750 tone for repeaters
• External speaker/mike jack: 1 Pin 2,5mm (like MIDLAND 777, to be confirmed)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

FIREARM MOUNTING SYSTEMS

Firearm Mounting Systems
compatible with Midland XTC Action Cameras
Midland introduces two new XTC Action Camera mounting systems for shotguns and rifles, developed and produced in Italy. Designed with the cooperation of shooting industry professionals, these action camera mounts are every bit as rugged and dependable as the Midland XTC Action Cameras.
Designed for the shooting sports enthusiasts who enjoy capturing and sharing their adventure in HD, these mounting systems fit a wide variety of rifles and shotguns. They provide a stable and fully adjustable platform for your XTC Action Camera. Whether crushing clays, flushing quail or harvesting that record whitetail.
Engineered to withstand the most demanding conditions and made with top quality materials, these XTC Action Camera mounts are able to withstand heavy recoil and provide the durability you expect from Midland.

Installation is simple and quick, thanks to the instruction paper included in the packaging, and the many camera mounting options provide a high level of versatility, guaranteeing exceptional videos.

Over/Under’ and Side by Side Shotgun mount
Whether you are crushing clays or hunting upland fowl this XTC Action Camera mounting system provides the perfect platform catch the action. Designed to be used with both Over/Under and Side by Side 12 gauge shotguns the XTC Shotgun mount means versatility.
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Rifle mount
This extremely versatile mount utilizes the front sling swivel to provide a unique first person point of view to your video adventure.
Use of the rifle’s sling is not inhibited by the installation of the XTC Action Camera Rifle Mount, allowing for added shooting stability.
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