At the size of 4×2×2 inches, the 70-112B portable two-way radio weighs only 12 ounces, including the battery. The radio operates on VHF frequencies, which allows users to talk anytime without paying for airtime. It has a 16-channel capability and 5 watts of power. The radio can communicate up to 5 miles with radios on the same VHF frequency, depending on weather and terrain conditions. By field programming the radio for either 12.5 or 25 kHz bandwidths, users with multiple frequencies can use one radio to communicate with other radios of varying brands and bandwidths.