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Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Black/Silver)
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- 50 Channels with Up to 36-Mile range communication in open areas with little or no obstruction,120V Charger.
- NOAA/All Hazard Weather Channels with Alert and Weather Scan
- 142 Privacy Codes,Frequency Band: 462.550 - 467.7125MHz
- Vibrate Alert. 9 Levels of VOX for Hands Free Operation
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From the Manufacturer
Max Handheld Power
5 Watts of handheld GMRS power, the max allowed by the law. 36 mile range (in optimum conditions), 50 channels with 142 privacy codes.
|Range: Mountain-to-Valley/Open Water/City or Neighborhood||Up to 36 / 8 / 2 miles|
|JIS Specification||JIS4. Resistant to water splashes from any direction.|
|Channels||All 22 GMRS channels, plus 28 extra channels. 142 privacy codes.|
|NOAA Channels||Automatically locks in to the local NOAA weather channel|
|Battery Life||Up to 11 hours on a full charge|
|Warranty||Three Year Manufacturer Warranty|
|Value Pack||Includes belt clips, headsets, rechargeable battery packs, desktop charger, AC adapter, DC adapter and owner's manual|
- Size (LWH): 4 inches, 2.4 inches, 1.4 inches
- Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Battery Type: Alkaline
Midland GXT1000VP4 5 50 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 GXT1000VP4 features the standard 22 GMRS Channels plus an additional 28 Channels. The GXT1000 meets the JIS4 Standard of exposure to water for 30 minutes and features the Maximum Power allowed for GMRS Handheld Radios for up to a 36-Mile Range. Weather Scan 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 GXT1000VP4 will receive other emergency announcements such as Child Abduction (Amber Alert), Nuclear Power Plant Warnings, Biological Hazard, Fire, and Landslide Warnings. New features for 2009 include the Whisper feature which allows you to speak quietly and still be heard clearly by others and SOS to send out a distress sound for emergency situations. The Group Call allows you to make "direct calls" to other people within the group without alerting the entire group. The GXT1000VP4 features a Vibrating Alert for silent notification and 9 Level E Vox for Hands Free operation. Additional features are 142 Privacy Codes, Scan of the 50 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).
Midland's GXT1000VP4 two-way, 22-channel radios are designed for GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) operation, in a rugged, weatherproof package. With a range of up to 36 miles, they're perfect for most any adventure. Features include privacy codes, direct/group calling, NOAA weather radio/alert/scan, silent operation, whisper function, SOS siren, and plenty more.
With a range of up to 36 miles, the GXT1000VP4s are perfect for most any adventure. Click to enlarge.
Package includes Pair of radios, belt clips, desktop charger, rechargeable batteries, pair of mic headsets, AC wall adapter, and DC (vehicle) adapter. Click to enlarge.
Measures 9.75 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches.
22 Channels PLUS 28 EXTRA CHANNELS
Clear, crisp communication with easy button access.
Up to 36 Mile Range
Longer range communication in open areas with little or no obstruction.
142 Privacy Codes
Gives you up to 5560 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.
Allows you to send out distress/locator signals in an emergency situation.
Protection against light rain or splashing water from all directions on the radio.
Allows you to speak quietly and still be heard clearly by others.
Allows you to make "direct calls" to other people within the group without alerting the entire group.
Hands-Free Operation (9 levels) with easy voice activation--no need for an external microphone.
X-TRA TALK Power
Maximum allowed by law.
Easily scans the active weather channel in your area.
Allows you to instantly contact one member of your party without alerting the others.
10 Call Alerts
Different call tones to notify you of incoming calls from your group.
Automatically checks channels for activity.
Lets you monitor two channels.
Provides silent page / call notification.
Removes annoying background noise.
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.
Indicates call completion.
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.
Midland Radio CorporationMidland Radio Corporation 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. Midland develops high quality consumer products such as GMRS Two-Way Radios, Citizen Band (CB) Radios, Marine Radios, Bluetooth intercom systems, and All Hazards/Weather Alert Radios. Also, as a leading manufacturer of Land Mobile Radios, Midland supplies professional grade analog and digital (P25 Technology) Portables, Mobiles and Base Stations/Repeaters for government entities such as forestry, public safety, and other commercial users.
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.
What's in the BoxPair of radios, belt clips, desktop charger, rechargeable batteries, pair of mic headsets, AC wall adapter, DC (vehicle) adapter and owner's manual
Top Customer Reviews
I purchased four of these (two sets) in May of 2015. It is now April of 2016. All four of these radios, as well as our other radio equipment, is case-kept and well maintained. They're not left in dirty toolbags or dropped on job sites.
In December, I had to contact Midland about an issue with one of the four radios. It simply stopped working. To their credit, they had me send them the radio and they replaced it. I paid shipping to them, but they paid shipping back to me. Turn around was decent; a few weeks I believe.
Now it's April, and the second of four has stopped working. Speaker works, roger beeps work, batteries are fine - but it won't transmit on any of it's pre-programmed frequencies and won't receive on them either. It IS broadcasting something because it gives out a very unusual feedback signal on my computer speakers but not the same feedback as every other radio we have. It seems like it's just decided to operate on a totally different frequency. I'm currently working with Midland to see if they'll repair this unit as well.
We purchased these for search and rescue usage and to work with personnel in the woods and during events.So far 50% of them have failed under ideal conditions. It it always possible that we just got a bad set of radios. That happens, but 2 out of 4 in less than a year leaves me wishing I'd purchased something different entirely.
This isn't amateur mistakes causing these radios to malfunction. We are licensed GMRS users (WQWM407) and have a good amount of other radios that continue to operate great. We just purchased these because the reviews led us to believe they were a good radio for the price.
When they DO work, they work fine. They have great range. We use them handheld-to-truck all the time, but when they fail, they fail with no warning and repairs take a few weeks from the manufacturer.
My advice - choose something else.
FREQUENCY INFORMATION FOR THOSE THAT WANTED TO KNOW:
For those that are curious about frequencies and channels, I figure I'll save you the hassle of looking it up and figuring it out.
The following chart shows the Radio channel (the number on the on-screen LCD) along with the actual frequency of that channel, the common name for that channel (so you can set another standard radio to match it) and the broadcast power of the channels.
Looking at the chart below, keep in mind the following things.
1) Channels 1-7 are broadcast on FRS and GMRS frequencies, so they are limited to the 500 milliwatt power output (due to FRS limitations.)
2) Channels 8-14 are FRS only, so also limited to 500mw output.
3) Channels 15-22 are GMRS only, so they are broadcast at 5watts.
4) Yes, you legally have to have a FCC license to broadcast on GMRS in the United States. No, many people don't bother and do it anyway.
5) Channels 23-50 are simply preprogrammed GMRS channels with PL tones already programmed into them. I didn't bother to list the PL tones.. they're in the manual anyway if you want to look up the offsets, etc.
Channel Freq Actual Ch Power
1 462.5625 FRS1/GMRS 9 500mw
2 462.5875 FRS2/GMRS 10 500mw
3 462.6125 FRS3/GMRS 11 500mw
4 462.6375 FRS4/GMRS 12 500mw
5 462.6625 FRS5/GMRS 13 500mw
6 462.6875 FRS6/GMRS 14 500mw
7 462.7125 FRS7/GMRS 15 500mw
8 467.5625 FRS8 500mw
9 467.5875 FRS9 500mw
10 467.6125 FRS10 500mw
11 467.6375 FRS11 500mw
12 467.6625 FRS12 500mw
13 467.6875 FRS13 500mw
14 467.7125 FRS14 500mw
15 462.5500 GMRS 1 5w
16 462.5750 GMRS 2 5w
17 462.6000 GMRS 3 5w
18 462.6250 GMRS 4 5w
19 462.6500 GMRS 5 5w
20 462.6750 GMRS 6 5w
21 462.7000 GMRS 7 5w
22 462.7250 GMRS 8 5w
23 462.5625 GMRS 1 5w
24 462.6125 GMRS 3 5w
25 462.6625 GMRS 5 5w
26 462.7125 GMRS 7 5w
27 462.5500 GMRS 15 5w
28 462.6000 GMRS 17 5w
29 462.6500 GMRS 19 5w
30 462.7000 GMRS 21 5w
31 462.5875 GMRS 2 5w
32 462.6375 GMRS 4 5w
33 462.6875 GMRS 6 5w
34 467.5625 FRS 8 5w
35 467.6125 FRS 10 5w
36 467.6625 FRS 12 5w
37 467.7125 FRS 14 5w
38 462.5750 GMRS 16 5w
39 462.6250 GMRS 18 5w
40 462.6750 GMRS 20 5w
41 462.7250 GMRS 22 5w
42 462.5625 GMRS 1 5w
43 462.6125 GMRS 3 5w
44 462.6625 GMRS 5 5w
45 462.7125 GMRS 7 5w
46 462.5500 GMRS 15 5w
47 462.6000 GMRS 17 5w
48 462.6500 GMRS 19 5w
49 462.7000 GMRS 21 5w
50 462.5875 GMRS 2 5w
Actual Power Experience:
I live in the country. I get a little less than a mile over open terrain in the Piedmont area of NC. In the hilly areas, I get less than half a mile. Expect that. The earth blocks signals pretty well, so mountaintop to mountaintop your range will be amazing. Valley to Valley.. well.. you won't get valley to valley due to the mountain in the way! Your mileage may vary.
Another side note: The "Car charger" isn't a car charger for the radio. It's a car charger for the 2-radio plastic base it comes with. If you want to charge the radio in the car, you'll need the base to plug the charger into.
The radio is designed to recharge a rechargable ni-mh using it's "chg" jack (located under the mic cover on the right side.) If you want to charge a single radio in the car ,but leave the base at home, you'll need a car charger sold separately here on Amazon.
You can find that charger at: http://amzn.to/1crWZCu
Overall these seem thus far to be solid radios.
The battery power has so far been fine for my needs. You should know that the radio comes with a "battery pack" that contains three 700mah ni-mh rechargables in the pack. Thats pretty weak in terms of rechargable batteries, but it works OK for most usage. If you want to increase the life, you can replace them with any standard Ni-Mh rechargable battery, but it takes FOUR batteries if you do it that way. I run four 2600mah Ni-Mh batteries in mine so I've got about 5 times the battery life of the normal battery pack for only about $8 in expense... again, your mileage may vary.
Hope you find this review helpful.