Somewhat surprisingly it appears Commtel have discontinued the COM216 ! As from the early part of May no stock was available from Commtel.
The Commtel range of scanners are distributed by ALTAI here in Europe with many of their models being more familiar to many as the PRO-xxxx at Tandy/Radio Shack.
The Commtel 216 is currently their top handheld scanner and is produced by Uniden and is perhaps best described as a cross between the UBC-3000XLT and the PRO-26, both Uniden manufactured as it combines features found on both.
The Commtel 216 has continuous coverage from 25-1300MHz with no gaps. Programmable modes of AM, NFM & WFM are available on any frequency together with programmable increment steps of 5, 12.5 & 50KHz.
For the aviation enthusiast the Commtel 216 offer full VHF (Civil) & UHF (Military) coverage. The programmable step sizes and modes allow the Commtel 216 to be used in all areas where the default settings on some scanners may not be ideal for the bandplan in use.
400 memory channels are available to store frequency and mode and a easy to use Search facility allows any upper and lower frequency limits to be searched between in any mode or increment step.
The Commtel 216 scans memory channels at a very fast rate and can search in 5kHz increment steps at 300 increments per second.
Unlike the UBC-3000XLT which uses s a Nicad battery pack the Commtel 216 is powered from 4 x AA Batteries (the same as the PRO-26) or an external 12v DC supply (unlike the PRO-26 but like the UBC-3000XLT !).
The COM216 was last priced at £179.00 within the UK or for export out of the UK/EC at £155.00 which worked out to be about $255.00.
Cross between the UBC-3000XLT & PRO-26 !
|Frequency Coverage||25-1300MHz continuous|
|Modes||AM, NFM & WFM|
|Step Sizes||5Khz, 12.5Khz & 50KHz|
|Scan Speed||Upto 100 Channels/second|
|Search Speed||100 Channels/second - normal Mode|
300 Channels/second - "Jet" Turbo Mode (5Khz steps Only)
|Audio Output||180mW into 8 ohm internal speaker|
|Power Requirements||4 x AA Batteries (Internal)|
External Source 12 volts DC, 200mA
|Size||65(w) x 43(d) x 165(h) mm|
|Supplied Accessories||BNC Flexible Antenna|
220v AC Power Supply with 12v DC output
(UK/EC Orders only)
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