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Maxon CM70 (Mail Order Return)

    Delivery time: discontinued
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A brand new design with innovative features such as "soft touch" controls and menu driven controls.

Multi-standard, for use in most European countries, the radio covers all 80 legal channels in the UK but for use in Europe it can cover up to 10 different bands and operate on both FM and AM.

Multi-function microphone allows you to operate most of the radios features from the microphone.

You can download a DATA SHEET or INSTRUCTIONS by clicking on these links.

The CM70 certainly looks different to other radios, the first thing you notice about it is the lack of any "normal" controls - there are no rotary controls at all - no volume, squelch nor channel change!

Control of the volume and squelch are done via a "menu" system and using the "+" and "-" buttons to increase or decrease the settings. This can be done either on the front of the radio or using the 3 buttons on the top of the microphone.

Advanced features include scanning and an electronic "speech processor". 

Personally I found the radio to be "fiddly" to work, and I would have thought that it might be hard work operating it whilst driving. I also worry about how "repairable" it will be in years to come?

The radio is good quality and if you are looking for something different then this may be the one for you.


  • Cutting edge design
  • Touch sensitive volume control
  • Automatic squelch
  • Large LCD display with integral S/RF meter
  • 10 Programmable bands
  • Automatic scanning
  • Dual watch
  • Soft touch keys
  • AM/FM
  • Emergency key



Channels 40CH AM/FM 4W
Frequency Range 26.965 to 27.99125MHz
Frequency Control PLL
Operating Temp Range -10° / +55°C
DC Input Voltage

13.2V DC  +- 15%

Size 182(L) x 37(H) x 139(D)mm
Weight 0.850Kgs


Receiving System Dual conv. super heterodyne
Intermediate Freq. 1st IF:10.695 2nd IF: 455MHz
Audio Distortion Less than 8% @ 1KHz
Image Rejection 65dB
Signal Noise Ratio


Current Drain (Standby) 250mA
Current Drain (Max Audio) 650mA


Output Power 4W @ 13.2V DC
Modulation FM: 1.8KHz +-0.2 KHz
Frequency Response From 400Hz To 2.5KHz
Output Impedence RF 50 ohm Unbalanced
Signal/Noise Ratio

40dB Min

Current Drain 1200mA