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Midland GXT860VP4 42-Channel GMRS with NOAA Weather Alert and 36-Mile Range

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  • 42 Channels with Up to 36 Mile Range
  • NOAA Weather/All Hazard with Alert and Weather Scan
  • 142 Privacy Codes
  • Vibrate Alert with 10 Call Alerts
  • 5 Level Vox for Hands Free Operation
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Product Information

Edition: Black/Silver
Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions1 x 2 x 7 inches
Item model numberGXT860VP4
Batteries:4 AAA batteries required. (included)
Display TypeLCD
Warranty3 years parts and labor
Height (inches)12 inches
Width (inches)3.50 inches
Weight3 Pounds
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Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 1, 2012

Technical Details

Edition: Black/Silver
  • Brand Name: Midland
  • Model: GXT860VP4
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Display: LCD
  • Battery Average Life: 6 Hours
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Product Description

Edition: Black/Silver

Product Description

The Midland GXT860VP4 is a pair of 42 Channel GMRS Radios with NOAA Weather/All Hazard Alert. Includes Headsets, Rechargeable Batteries, and Dual Desktop Charger. The GXT860VP4 features the standard 22 GMRS Channels with an extra 20 Channels and a range of up to 36 Miles. The Weather Scan feature finds the nearest NOAA broadcast to stay up to date with the latest weather and hazard information. In addition to important weather announcements, All Hazards Alert means the GXT860VP4 will receive other emergency announcements such as Child Abduction (Amber Alert), Nuclear Power Plant warnings, Biological Hazard, Fire, and Landslide Warnings. The GXT860VP4 features a Vibrating Alert for silent notification, 142 Privacy Codes, 5 Level E Vox for Hands Free operation, Scan of the 42 Channels, Hi/Med/Low Power Settings, 10 Call Alerts, Keypad Lock, and Battery Save Circuit. Unlike other GMRS radios on the market that use lithium batteries, Midland's Dual Power Option allows the use of the included rechargeable batteries or 4 "AA" batteries (Not included). An External Jack can be used for the Midland AVP-1 AVPH1, AVPH2, AVPH3, AVPH4, and AVPH5 Headsets.

From the Manufacturer

Midland GXT860
Midland GXT860
Midland GXT860
Midland GXT860

With 42 channels and 142 privacy codes, the 36-mile range* GXT860 offers 10 call alerts and eVOX (5 levels) for easy voice activation. NOAA weather and all-hazards alert capability makes this a must for outdoor safety and communication. An External Jack can be used for the Midland AVP-1 AVPH1, AVPH2, AVPH3, AVPH4, and AVPH5 Headsets.

Key Features

  • 42 Channels – Clear, crisp communication with easy button access
  • Xtreme Range* – Up to 36 miles – Longer range communication in open areas with little or no obstruction
  • 142 Privacy Codes – Gives you up to 3124 channel options to help you block other conversations
  • NOAA Weather Alert Radio with Weather Scan – Automatically locks on to your local weather channel and alerts you to severe weather
  • Vibrate Alert – Vibrates to silently alert you of incoming calls
  • HI/MED/LO Power Settings – Lets you adjust transmit power & conserve battery life
  • eVOX – Hands Free Operation (5 Levels) – Easy voice activation
  • Dual Power Options – Uses 4 “AA” batteries (not included) or rechargeable battery pack (included)
  • 10 Call Alerts
  • Monitor
  • Channel Scan
  • Silent Operation
  • Water Resistant
  • Backlit Display (LCD)
  • Roger Beep
  • Keypad Lock
  • Keystroke Tones
  • Mic and Headphone Jacks
  • Drop-In Charger Capable
  • Battery Life Extender

* Maximum range can only be achieved over water or open rural areas under optimum conditions.

What's in the Box

Pair of Radios, Belt Clips, Pair of Headsets, Rechargeable Battery Packs, Desktop Charger, AC Adapter, and Owner’s Manual

Midland Radio Corporation:

Midland Radio Corporation develops high quality consumer products such as GMRS Two-Way Radios, All Hazards/Weather Alert Radios, XTC Wearable Video Cameras, Citizen Band (CB) Radios, Marine Radios, and Bluetooth intercom systems. Midland is an international industry leader in wireless communications with affiliates in Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as representation in Latin America.

Known in the '70s primarily for CB radios and household electronics, Midland has grown with the times by producing innovative new communications products and by actively promoting public emergency preparedness. Midland has manufactured quality Two-Way Radios for the last 50 years and is a market leader in several individual categories.

Customer Reviews

Nice looking radios, performed better than expected.
Va Trail Rider
Tried using in a heavily wooded area and couldn't get 1 mile range.
Very good quality and feel to them and easy to operate.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

92 of 98 people found the following review helpful By will427 on February 24, 2013
Edition: Black/Silver
I had purchased these reading some good reviews. I did not need a super nice set but i wanted a good decent set of radios. I also liked the fact that headsets were included, which was a selling point for me. I bought these mainly because I am always running a machine around my property, and there is not much cell reception and i would not be able to hear my phone if it was ringing, and if the wife needed to get ahold of me she would be able to, without having to track me down and throwing a baseball or rock at me just to get my attention. ANYWAY these work but only are good for about 1/2 mile I tested them also in the winter so the leaves were down I live in the wood and not on a farm so it is very wooded and not so flat. I hope my experience will help someone when making a choice I WOULD NOT BUY these again. i would spend a little more time and money on a better set. But these are not garbage either, and do work well within the range of 1/2 mile. I am sure you could get a better range on a flat open surface. Also i did clock the milage so I am sure of the 1/2 mile.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Va Trail Rider on October 22, 2012
Edition: Camouflage Verified Purchase
Nice looking radios, performed better than expected. Radio #1 lasted 28 hours with moderate use (rechargable battery pack), radio #2 just over 30 hours. Reception was very clear and experienced no interference throughout my 4.5 acre property. The wife took one to the store and we were able to stay in contact for about 1.5 miles through heavy forest. At first the earpiece was not staying in ear very well but after a while I got it in there just right and it stayed in place pretty well. Overall this is a nice radio set and will meet my needs just fine.
Update-8.1.2013- I've had these for about 9 months now and I thought I would add a couple of things to the review. During the winter when the leaves were down we repeated the going to the store test. This time reception was clear for 3.4 miles and disappeared at 4.1 miles. In January during a power outage I reached for the radios and realized that the base charging unit had been unplugged for about a month (children). The radios still held a full charge and lasted for 25 and 26 hours, not bad. I put in a set of AA batteries afterward and one lasted 78 hours and the other radio lasted 85 hours before communication became impossible. The only problem I have had with this system is with the base charger. The green charging light no longer works. So instead of changing from red to green when fully charged, it remains red. But since it fully recharges the radios anyway I don't consider this a big deal. Still very satisfied with this system.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By BU on June 21, 2013
Edition: Black/Silver Verified Purchase
I tested the range of these against my Cobra's and Motorola's. They actually have an advertised range greater than both of them but underperformed both of them. In an apples to apples test I took all three sets out and tried them at various distances in a subdivision setting so the interference would be identical and used the same channel for all. Cobra 1st, Motorola 2nd, Midland distant 3rd. Sometimes the Midlands couldn't be heard hardly at all. Even when going Motorola or Cobra to a Midland unit.

Well I wanted the NOAA feature for a camping trip and we'll see how they work in the woods. I'm hoping for some reason they work better in the woods than in a residential setting (I'm not going to place any bets on it).

If I find they work better I'll update the review. For now - the next buy will be Cobra for sure. (By the way the Cobra's are way lighter and smaller.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Steve on January 1, 2013
Edition: Black/Silver Verified Purchase
I admit that I'm biased towards Midland radios, but as far as the GXT series, so far, these rock! The design is a bit more squared off than some of the others, which I prefer. These have a high quality construction feel and a nice addition over last years 760 series is the dust/water cover over the external speaker and mic jacks. The look and feel very solid and have a more professional look to them.

The sound quality and features are the same as the 760s as far as I can tell, so these match up very well if you're adding to another set. The display is a touch larger than last years models though and there has been a slight resdesign on the charger from the 760s though. Not sure why. These charge via connections on the bottom of the radios, vs the rear of the unit on older models. What the means is when you put them in the charger, they lock in place in order to charge via small clips on either side. It makes removing them with one hand a bit challenging, but I've found if you rock it to one side, it pops right out.

They are compatible with other Midlands and the range and sound quality is excellent. I feel they've increased the sound volume since the 760 series, and these deliver as well. I have an older 600 series set as well, and both these and the 760s, due to the longer antennas can absolutely receive and transmit further without breaking up and are much easier to hear. Our primary use is around ski resorts and when snowmobiling around our home. And yes, we are likely one of the few that purchase the GMRS license for the family as required to legally operate on the GMRS only channels.

I liked these so much I ordered another set to replace the aging 600 series. For the price, you absolutely cannot beat these.
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