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Surveillance Headset w/Push-to-Talk Microphone

Tactical surveillance headset for TALKABOUT™ consumer two-way radios.


1300 mAh NiMH rechargeable battery (AA) (high capacity)

High capacity battery to for longer battery life in emergencies


Carry Case

Protect your TALKABOUT two-way radios from accidental drops and bumps with this soft carry case.


Stay Connected When the Unexpected Hits

Avoid sacrificing communication in emergencies with the T478. Talk to neighbors and loved ones on a license-free network with 22 channels. For urgent situations, send distress calls to those nearby with the T478’s emergency alert button. As a compact yet feature-packed device, the T478 is the perfect addition to an at-home emergency preparedness kit. The American Red Cross recommends every household have an emergency preparedness kit.

What’s Inside the T478

FRS license-free

Weatherproof IP54

NOAA weather channels + alerts

Dual power

FM radio

Emergency alert button

Built-in LED flashlight

Do not disturb mode

Key features

11 NOAA weather channels + weather alerts

Connect to one of the T478’s 11 NOAA weather channels or turn on weather alerts to stay connected to the weather in your area. Valuable at any time and essential in unexpected weather conditions, the T478’s NOAA features will keep you informed and prepared. Need to charge your device? With Do Not Disturb Mode activated while charging, the T478 stops all communications but weather alerts, so you can stay connected to changing weather conditions without having to listen to radio chatter.

Built-in LED flashlight

The T478’s built-in LED flashlight with its automatic power outage function gives you peace of mind during unexpected emergencies, power outages or evening adventures. Spend less time finding your radio in an emergency; if charging, the flashlight will automatically turn on during a power outage, so you can always have light.

Emergency alert button

With the T478, you can easily access help in a dangerous situation. By pressing the radio’s dedicated emergency alert button, you can transmit a loud alert siren to nearby radios. The alert is followed by voice or sounds from your environment, so others can help you to safety.

Dual power

Maintain battery life in any situation; the T478 comes with rechargeable NiMH batteries for up to 12 hours of battery life. Keep power with the T478’s included charging tray and micro-usb power supply. Nowhere to charge? No problem - AA standard alkaline batteries also power the T478 for up to 28 hours.

IP54 Weatherproof

With an IP54 weatherproof design, the T478 walkie-talkie can withstand the effects of rain, snow and other weather conditions, so you don’t have to worry about your radio breaking in tougher conditions, emergency or not.


Product information

T478 Data Sheet

T478 Data Sheet

View product specifications

T470 Series User Guide

T470 Series User Guide

Product documentation

TALKABOUT Accessory Brochure

TALKABOUT Accessory Brochure

View accessories compatible with T478 under “T470 Series”


Talkabout T478 Two-Way Radios

Meet the T478

Official Licensed Product of the American Red Cross. 
The American Red Cross name and logo are registered trademarks of the American National Red Cross.

* The communication range quoted is calculated under optimum conditions, with an unobstructed line of sight. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited to terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference, and obstructions.

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