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Midland GXT900VP4 2-Way 42-Channel Radio Pair

by Midland
3.6 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

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  • 5 Watt 42 Channel with Up to 30 Mile Range
  • Voice Privacy Scramble
  • NOAA/All Hazard Weather Channels with Alert and Weather Scan
  • 142 Privacy Codes
  • Direct Call
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Midland
  • Model Number: GXT900VP4
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Device Type: GMRS with NOAA
  • Radio Channels: 42-Channel
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Product Description

Product Description

Midland GXT900VP4 5 Watt 42 Channel Waterproof GMRS Radios with NOAA Weather/All Hazard Alert. Includes Rechargeable Batteries, Dual Desktop Charger, Headsets and 12 volt Vehicle Adapter, Pair Packed. The GXT900VP4 features the standard 22 GMRS Channels and an extra 20 Channels. The GXT900 meets the JIS4 Standard of exposure to water for 30 minutes and features the Maximum Power allowed for GMRS Handheld Radios of 5 Watts, for up to a 30 Mile Range. 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 GXT900VP4 will receive other emergency announcements such as Child Abduction (Amber Alert), Nuclear Power Plant Warnings, Biological Hazard, Fire, and Landslide Warnings. The GXT900VP4 features Voice Scramble to add security to conversations and Direct Call which allows you to reach one person in your group without alerting the others. A Vibrating Alert for silent notification, 9 Level E Vox for Hands Free operation, 142 Privacy Codes, 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). Product Description This pair of Midland radios represents the state-of-the-art in radio engineering. Designed for GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) operation, this compact package is big on performance. With tough construction and solid-state circuitry mounted on a rugged printed circuit board, these two-way radios will give you reliable and trouble-free performance for years to come.

Two-Way Radios With 42 Channels, Direct Call, NOAA Weather Alert & Vibrate Alert

22 Channels plus 20 Extra Channels
Clear, crisp communication with easy button access.

JIS4 Waterproof*
Protection against light rain or splashing water from all directions on the radio.

142 Privacy Codes
Gives you up to 3144 channel options to help you block other conversations.

30 Mile Range*
Longer range communication in open areas with little or no obstruction.

Maximum allowed by law.

Weather Scan
Easily scans the active weather channel in your area.

Direct Call
Allows you to instantly contact one member of your party without alerting the others.

Ultra-bright backlit LCD display is easy to read, day or night.

Highly portable at just 9.75 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches.

NOAA Weather Alert Radio
Automatically alerts for severe weather/hazard information 24/7.

10 Call Alerts
Different call tones to notify you of incoming calls from your group.

9 Sensitivity Levels, Easy voice activation, No need for external microphone.

Channel Scan
Automatically checks channels for activity.

Dual Watch
Lets you monitor two channels.

Vibrate Alert
Provides silent page / call notification.

Auto Squelch
Removes annoying background noise.

Keypad Lock
Locks in your selected settings.

Checks for any activity within your channel.

HI/MED/LO Power Settings
Lets you adjust transmit power & conserve battery life.

Roger Beep
Indicates call completion.

Silent Operation
Turns off all tones for quiet operation.

Bright Backlit Display [LCD]
Easy to read day or night.

Keystroke Tones Audible tones with each key press.

Mic and Headphone Jacks.

Battery Life Extender
Provides longer battery life.

Drop-in Charger Capable.

Dual Power Options
4 standard "AA" batteries (not included) or rechargeable batteries.

3 Year Warranty

*Maximum range can only be achieved over water or open rural areas under optimum conditions. FCC license required. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

What's in the Box
Pair of radios, Belt clips, Desktop charger, Rechargeable batteries, AC wall adapter, DC Adapter, Boom Mic Headsets, Owner's manual

Product Information

Technical Details

Item Weight 2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 1 x 2 x 4 inches
Item model number GXT900VP4
Display Type LCD display
Warranty 3 year parts, 3 year labor

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,083 in Electronics > Car Electronics > Two-Way Radios
#12,843 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Hunting & Fishing > Hunting > Hunting Accessories
Shipping Weight 2 pounds
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Date First Available October 2, 2001

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I thought this would be a good product, but it exceeded my expectations. Unlike many of the other GMRS radios on the market, the audio on this one is very good. This one is not so small that you will lose it. This is my third pair that I've owned, and they have extremely good range compared to the others I've tried. I have been very happy with them. They also have very good belt clips unlike many of the other brands. The voice scrambler works very well. I would highly recommend this product.
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The radios are fun and basically work as described, except:
- They are not waterproof. We accidentally dropped one into the lake, for a second, in about 1 inch of water. I ended up opening the radio, and drying it off with a hairdryer inside. It did work after that.
- The 30 miles, mmmm, maybe 3 miles is better. Throw some trees in, and it does not even give you 1.5 miles. On the lake, I did manage to get about 3 miles, line of site, with no problems. I think it can do more, but I wonder if it can do 30.

The weather feature is great, and automatically alarms to bad weather, in the boat this was a great feature to have. I like the scramble and encryption functions, you are on your own on a FMRS frequency. Nice desktop charger, place them there every night, and they are ready for the next day.

All in all, great for the price, but they are not waterproof and I don't think you can get 30 miles out of them.
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WE selected and purchased these radios for use as part of our physical plant's disaster recovery and business continuity plan. They were affordable, accessories were readily available and extra batteries were also readily affordable, and (assuming that we might be facing a nuclear threat) they were small enough so that many of them could fit in our lead-protected vault to avoid having them rendered useless by the ensuing EMP (electromagnetic pulse) accompanying any nuclear explosion, and in our simulations of Nuclear, CHemical and Biological warfare, these devices performed as well if not better than Government-graded devices from Motorola -and were at one-tenth the price. In my opinion, two pairs of these, plus four extra sets of batteries should be a part of every family's disaster preparedness kit - right next to your duct tape and window film. We all hope nothing happens, but if it should, it is a great comfort to know that you are not alone, and it is a sure bet that if major transmission towers are knocked out, the civil and military authorities will be monitoring these FMRS frequencies for signs of individulas needing medical attention, rescue, or repatriation.
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I have used 2-way radios to communicate with others in my motorycle group for a few years. The Midland GXT900 is advertised as a 5 watt unit and showed excellent range, durability, and easy interface with my Starcom. Range on these consumer 2-way's is subjective, so I can only state that it works as good or better than past 2 watt units I have used. I have recommended the GXT900 to several motorcycle accessory dealers over the Cobra LI7200 due to the Cobra's battery saver mode interfering with the Starcom interface by muting the speakers. When you plug any accessories into the Cobra it automatically reduces the GMRS "Hi" power to "Med" power. The Midland stays at full power in GMRS mode when the accessories are plugged in. Battery lasted much longer than prior units I have had. I ran one unit for 2 days before recharging.

One minor dislike is the charger light never goes out. There is a battery level indicator on the screen, and the manual states clearly how long to charge the units to full.
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Instead of re-typing the problems that I have had with this radio, I will just copy/paste the email that I wrote to Technical Support at Midland Radio. In summary, the first pair of radios had a defective PTT button. I got a replacement pair. Also, the accessory output volume level is not high enough to use a speaker mic or any other sort of external speaker. In-ear boom mics, such as the accessories provided with the radios, work fine b/c they are in your ear and do not require a high volume level. Not being able to use speaker mics with these radios is unacceptable. Keep in mind, I tried 6 different speaker mics (one of which was a Midland branded dual-prong speaker mic). See my email to Midland Radio below:


Due to the end of the work day at my job, it conflicts with the hours of your tech support #, which is why I am writing an email instead of calling. I recently purchased the GXT900VP4 from Circuit City. Upon opening them out of the box, it appeared that the PTT buttons on the radios were not the same. On one of the radios, the PTT was normal and when you pressed it, it "clicked" giving you the feel that it was being depressed. The other radio has a PTT button that did not click, and was rather mushy when depressed. I returned the pair of radios to Circuit City and ordered a replacement.

The replacement radios arrived a few days ago and the PTT buttons were normal. I took Midland speaker mics that I have from other radios and the XT511 emergency crank radio that I have, and I went to go for a bike ride. I tested the radios with the Midland speaker mics before I loaded up for the bike ride, and I realized that the volume was extremely low. I turned the knobs up on both radios and tested them out, and again the volume was VERY VERY low.
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