Hi fellers, over here in the UK we call them Professional Mobile Radio (also known as Private Mobile Radio (PMR)
I bought two intek mt 5050's. I have to say i'm very pleased with then too. You can only use 500mw over here but with a little bit of tweeking...
Heres what it says on the site i got them from at £63 each.
This is brand new from Intek, The MT-5050 UHF FM
Multi-Standard PMR446 & LPD433 Handheld Transceiver.
One the front of the radio it states 'Personal Mobile Radio' (PMR) and in our opinion it is one of the few PMR446 radios that really doesn't look like a kiddies toy!
EU Version - 500 mW RF - this is the 'version' that we have to supply legally throughout the EU
International Version - 4 Watts RF
38 CTCSS tones
● 5 Call tones
● VOX for hands-free communications
● 4 sensitivity settings for VOX
● High/low power selection
● Dual Watch
● 8 Memory channels
● Adjustment squelch
● Roger Beep on/off
● Key lock
● Automatic battery saver
● Battery low indicator
● Voice Scrambler Function (*)
● 6-Bar Digital S / RF Meter
● Runs on 5x AA batteries.
(1500 mAh Ni-MH Pack included)
From a site that shows how to open them up..
Fast becoming popular across Europe is the Unofficial UHF CB
System. Working on PMR446 frequencies, but with 4 watts of output power, several handsets are now available for use. One such handset is the Intek MT-5050.
The Intek MT-5050 is a feature packed PMR446 handheld which can easily be modified to give you a full 4 watts of output power and the option of a large range of channels. What's more this modification can be made without the need for data leads and computer software. All you need to do is remove the batteries, then locate and remove the little sticker which reveals 3 wire jumpers. Welcome to Delboys - Cushty!!!
The radio is supplied as a standard 8 channel 500mw PMR446 radio.
If you only want the higher output power, keeping the standard 8 channels, you only need to cut the link marked 'C'.
Cutting ALL the links will enable 4 watts output power, and additional channels.
The range achieved between two of these handsets can be as much as 20 miles. Some users have also removed the standard antenna and replaced it with an SMA or BNC connector to enable connection to an external antenna.
I use them from car to car and when we are camping etc. I have my icom 706mkiiG for other things (ham use). Oh and a magnum s9 for cb