Midland Alan 42 DS
£120 + £8 for Next Working Day Courier Delivery (Weekdays) A multi standard (legal in UK and Europe) unit with scan, LCR, quick up/down buttons (10 channels at a time), LCD display with channel, band, signal meter and TX indicators.
High/low transmission power settings.
Comprehensive kit, supplied with mains charger, empty 6 and 8 AA cell battery compartments, carry case, belt clip, wrist strap and battery eliminator that plugs into cigar lighter socket for power and has flying lead for external aerial connection.
Using a handheld CB radio in a vehicle is useless unless connected to an external aerial as you would connect a standard CB.
The Midland 42 comes with a convenient slide-on attachment to do this - it fixes in place of the battery compartment and gives you aerial and 12v connections.
You don't have to remove the units' own aerial so if you need to step outside and take the unit with you - simply slide off the battery eliminator and slide on the battery pack.
This can be a good option if you will only use the CB occasionally and do not want a permanent install, or you are going overland to Morocco or similar where you need to be able to hide the CB away.
The disadvantage of using a handheld within a vehicle is that while the battery eliminator makes the unit smaller - it's still a pretty large item to be holding up to your mouth to talk into and to your ear to listen to. You can plug a standard extension speaker into the top which can help with listening (the units own speaker is small and can be hard to hear in a noisy vehicle), or a speaker microphone which is a hand microphone that also has a speaker inside it.
There are various speaker mics available - if you think that this handheld CB in-vehicle system is the right one for you, and there's the possibility that it's going to get some rough use, you should consider our Heavy Duty Speaker Mic - it's not cheap, but it's very good.
This is the latest (2019) version, featuring a Digital auto Squelch
Our Opinion :
The Midland 42 is a proven set, we have sold many hundreds of these over the years with very very few problems. All handheld CB's are big compared to modern mobile phones but the Midland 42 is the smallest, made even smaller when used with the battery eliminator which slides on in place of the battery pack, reducing the units' overall size
- 65mm Wide (at widest part)
- 147mm High (6 cell compartment) plus 192mm BNC connecting aerial
- 33mm Deep
MAIN FEATURES :
- Multi-Standard - legal in the UK and most of Europe
- Tough and well designed
- Comes with battery illiminator to enable 12v cigarette lighter connection for power and external aerial connection with standard socket
- Backlit LCD display showing channel number, band function status and receive signal strength/transmitted power indicator. Backlighting switches off after 10 seconds to save battery - press "light" button to illuminate again
- Dual Watch facility allows monitoring of 2 channels at once
- Scan facility sweeps the current band looking for busy channels
- EMG button for instant access to the emergency channel (09)
- Last Channel Recall (LCR) button takes you back to the last channel you were talking on
- Quick up and down buttons moves you 10 channels at a time
- High/Low transmit power settings
- Lock button to prevent accidental channel changes or function activations
- Standard accessory jacks - can use any of our speaker mics, earphone mics, headsets etc
SUPPLIED WITH :
- Metal belt clip
- Leatherette carry case
- Two empty battery packs - 6 AA cell for Alkalines (backup), 8 AA cell for rechargeables
- Battery Illiminator with cigar lighter connection and standard aerial socket on a short lead
- Mains charger - Euro/UK 220v/240v charger works in UK & Europe
- Instruction manual
- "Rubber duck" type aerial
PACKAGE DEAL - Midland 42, Springer aerial and a choice of mounting
MIDLAND 42 ACCESSORIES Accessories just for the Midland 42
AA SIZE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES High capacity batteries for use with this handheld
OTHER HANDHELD CB ACCESSORIES Accessories compatible with the Midland 42
HANDHELD CB'S General info about handheld CB radios
MIDLAND ALAN 42 DS, MULTI STANDARD HANDHELD CB RADIO
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