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#1 Robby



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Posted 14 August 2016 - 05:15 PM

Why can these radios support 5 watts of output but can't do repeater access? Anybody else think this is a waste of hardware?

#2 zap


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 09:27 PM

Midland doesn't see a market for repeater capable radios.

I mean their mobile can't utilized repeaters either.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 11:55 AM

I have them and they work very well. Yes, no reporter, but they have very good range. I also have the Tera Tr-505's to use for repeater access.


I bought the Midlands before the Teras. I bought the Midlands after first trying the Motorola bubble pack radios with repeater capabilities. One was defective, too low of volume, and the Midlands had slightly better range and clarity. I am happy with them. In fact, I am getting ready to take a motorcycle trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons and we will most likely be taking the Midlands most likely since they are water resistant and the antenna is shorter than the ones I have currently on the Teras. 


We took the Midlands on a cruise earlier in the year. I was on deck 9 aft, lying in the Sun, and my wife was on deck 1 midship at reception. I was able to talk to her clearly. Locally in the Ozarks, I have gotten 3.2 miles line of site. Not bad for a bubble pack radio in the hills, trees and buildings. Yes, the Teras are better, but these are good radios for the money, and I really am not concerned about damaging them. 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:16 PM

I have the same handhelds. i use them all the time up here in Maine. the furthest i have talked was about 15 miles LOS. i was in my truck with the mxt105 and talked to my house with the walkies. very good radios for what they are. 

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 05:39 PM

I have 8 of these radios that I hand out to clients on my guided trips.  They take a lot of abuse. They are durable and very user-friendly for comms on the trail vs. CB.  The rechargeable batteries last about a day.  On multi-day trips I carry a couple dozen Duracell batteries and these radios can easily go 2.5 to 3 days on a fresh set of quality alkaline batteries. 

Have not had one of these radios fail on me yet, I recommend them.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:50 PM

I picked up a pair to complement a couple of mobile radios in our cars. We use DCS to keep our channel quiet, so the GXT1000 radios ensure compatibility. I found that Cobras also work, except they only pump out 2W.

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