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Midland Two-Way Radios

Midland Logo
Midland Two-Way Radio

Bantam II Series
Portable Radios

70-160B & 70-260B Midland Portable 2-Way Radios

Sorry-This Radio is No Longer Available - Parts & Accessories  continue to be OK.

Includes: 16 hr Overnight Charger,
Antenna, Belt Clip, 1100 mAh Ni-Cad
Battery and FREE Programming

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***Channels Programmed FREE***

$ Qty
UHF 450-470 MHz
Model 70-260B
12.5/25 KHz Ch Spacing (Wide/Narrow)
16 ch w/Bat/Clip/Antenna/Charger

$ Qty
VHF 146-174 MHz
Model 70-160B
12.5/25 KHz Ch Spacing (Wide/Narrow)
16 ch w/Bat/Clip/Antenna/Charger


Tough Conditions are No Problem for Midland Radios
Tough Conditions?  No Problem for Midland Radios

The Midland 70-160B and 70-260B Bantam II Series Portables feature built in Scrambler for greater security and High Power output for extended range. These rugged radios come complete with Antenna, 1100 mAh Ni-Cad Battery and Charger. Optional Windows compatible software makes programming quick and easy. These high power portables really punch through under the toughest conditions.


  • 16 Channel Capacity
  • Built-In Scrambler (Inversion Type)
  • 5 Watt VHF / 4Watts UHF
    (PC Programmable Power per Channel)
  • 146-174 MHz VHF  ~ 70-160B
    450-470 MHz UHF  ~ 70-260B
  • 12.5/25 KHz Bandwidth
    (PC Programmable Wide/Narrow per Channel)
  • CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode
    (PC Programmable per Channel)
  • Wideband Synthesized
  • Meets MIL-STD 810 C/D/E, Shock, Vibration, Dust and Rain
  • 1100mAh Ni-Cad Battery
  • Overnight Rate 16 hr Charger
  • Programmable Battery Saver Circuit
  • Scan, Priority Scan.
  • Removable Belt Clip
  • Easy Cloning Capability
  • PC Programming via Windows Software and Cable (optional)

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Main Accessories:

  • 70-B170 1100 mAh Ni-Cad Battery
  • 70-C70R Single Unit Rapid Rate Desktop Charger (1 Hour)
  • 70-M70 Speaker Microphone
  • 70-1484 PC Programming Kit

Internal Programming Options:

  • 16 RX and TX Frequencies
  • Scanning, Priority Scanning
  • CTCSS Random by Channel
  • Time-Out Timer with Penalty Time
  • Hi-Low RF Output Power
  • Battery Saver
  • Busy Channel Lockout



70-162B Midland Portable Radio Accessories
1100 mAh Ni-Cad
Long Life Battery


16 Hour Overnight
Desktop Charger


1 Hour Rapid
Desktop Charger


Speaker Mic


 Optional Accessories
Model # Description Price

 70-C70R  Single Unit rapid rate desktop charger (1 hr) 110VAC


 70-M70  Speaker Microphone


 70-B170  1100 mAh Ni-Cad Battery


 70-A270  UHF Antenna 450-470 MHz


 70-A170B  VHF Antenna 146-162 MHz (B)


 70-A170C  VHF Antenna 162-174 MHz (C)


 Service Equipment
 70-1484  PC Programming Kit   WARNING!
 (Includes Cable, 3.5" disk & Instructions)


 70-1482W-CD  PC Programming Software (software only) WARNING!


 70-1469  Programming Cable (cable only)  WARNING!


 70-1471  Cloning Cable


 70-B270  Battery Jig (battery substitute test unit)


 70-160260  Service Manual for 70-160B / 70-260B


  VHF  70-160B UHF  70-260B
Frequency Range 146-174 MHz 450-470 MHz
FCC Parts 90, 15
Channels 16
Channel Spacing 12.5 / 25 kHz
Channel Stepping

Programmable in multiples of 5.0 or 6.25 kHz

RF Power Output 5 Watts 4 Watts

All 50 CTCSS Tones and 83 DCS  (programmable by Ch.)

Power Supply

7.5VDC Ni-Cad Battery 1100 mAh

MIL Spec

810C/D/E Shock and Vibration

Size & Weight [HWD]

5.25" x 2.5" x 1.5"     12.5oz. (w/battery)

Battery Life
  VHF  70-160B UHF  70-260B
5-5-90 Duty Cycle  
  per EIA RS-316B 8.0 Hrs @ 5W (4W)
With Battery Saver  
  90% Duty 10.0 Hrs @ 1W
EIA/TIA-603 Receiver Specifications
  VHF  70-160B UHF  70-260B
Frequency Stability 2.5 PPM (-30 to +60C)
Sensitivity (12dB SINAD) 0.25 uV
Selectivity (15kHz) -80dB / -70dB, 12.5 / 25 KHz
Frequency Separation
(without tuning)
Full Bandwidth
Acceptable Radio Frequency  
  Displacement 1.0 / 2.0  KHz (narrow/wide)
Spurious Rejection




Squelch Sensitivity

 < 0.25uV maximum

Audio Response

Per TIA / EIA-603 Spec

Audio Output

400 mW @ 5% THD or less

Input Impedance 50 ohms
EIA/TIA-603 Transmitter Specifications
  VHF  70-160B UHF  70-260B
RF Power Output.

5/1 Watts

4/1 Watts
Frequency Stability 0.000025 PPM (-30 to +60C)
Modulation 16K0F3E  / 11K0F3E
Spurious & Harmonics -65dB
FM Hum & Noise


Audio Response Per EIA / TIA-603 Spec
  (@60% deviation) <5% @ 1 kHz
Output Impedance 50 ohms

The Alan/Midland Limited Warranty
Alan USA Inc. will repair or replace, at its option without charge, any Midland FRS or GMRS transceiver which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within ONE YEAR following the initial consumer purchase.
This warranty does not include any carrying cases, earphones, or antennas, which may be a part of or included with the warranted product.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product, freight prepaid, along with proof of purchase date, to Alan USA, Warranty Service Department, 1670 North Topping Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64120, or to any or to the place of purchase (if a participating dealer).
Warranty information may be obtained by writing Alan USA, Warranty Service Department at the above address.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Note: The above warranty applies only to merchandise purchased in the United States of America or any of the territories or possessions thereof, or from a U.S. Military exchange.

Note: Complies with NTIA specifications
Note: Features and specifications subject to change without notice

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Rockland, MA  U.S.A.   02370-2613
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