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Recently in Midland Category

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December 20, 2017

Radio 101 - How to set the power level on the Midland GXT1000


The Midland GXT1000 allows you to set the power levels on select channels to maximize battery life and boost the transmit range as needed. However, there are limitations.

In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast shows you how to set the power level on the Midland GXT1000VP4 and GXT1050VP4 GMRS two way radios. He also explains which channels override this setting and why.

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November 20, 2017

Get a $10 Rebate on the Midland GXT1000!

Midland-Rebate-Q4-2017.jpgFor a limited time, get a $10 rebate on the Midland GXT1000 when you purchase it from Buy Two Way Radios! Buy a set of Midland GXT1000VP4 GMRS radios between November 20 and December 20, 2017 and you qualify for a $10 Mail-in Rebate straight from the manufacturer!

This offer is fulfilled by Midland directly, so your rebate will be mailed to you after Midland receives your mail-in rebate redemption form. The rebate offer is valid on products purchased from November 20 through December 20, 2017. Limit of two (2) GXT1000VP4 value pack rebates per household (each value pack includes two radios, for a total of four radios). The products must be purchased from Buy Two Way Radios to qualify.

The rebate form must be mailed by January 18, 2018. Click here for rebate form with full details. To track your rebate, go to www.reward-central.com/Midland and follow the instructions.

NOTE: Radios must be purchased from Buy Two Way Radios between November 20, 2017 and December 20, 2017 to qualify. Rebate will be issued in U.S. funds. Offer valid for U.S. residents only.

February 1, 2017

Midland MXT MicroMobile GMRS radio comparison

The Midland MXT Series adds an exciting new element to the world of GMRS radios. These micro mobiles offer more power, range and features than any of the consumer FRS/GMRS portable handheld radios currently on the market, expanding the flexibility and capabilities of the General Mobile Radio Service. Midland MXT MicroMobile GMRS radios are available from Buy Two Way Radios.

The chart below lists all the models in the MXT Series for a full feature comparison. These models include the MXT105, MXT115 and MXT400. Although now discontinued, the original MXT100 is included as a reference to the upgrades and improvements added to the current models in the MXT line.

Midland MXT Series Comparison Chart

Midland MXT Series Comparison
Item MXT100 MXT105 MXT115 MXT400
Radio Service GMRS GMRS GMRS GMRS
Transmit Power 5W 5W 15W 40W
GMRS Channels 15 15 15 15
Repeater Channels
Weather Channels
Weather Scan
Weather Alert
Privacy Codes 38 CTCSS/
104 DCS
38 CTCSS/
104 DCS
38 CTCSS/
104 DCS
38 CTCSS/
104 DCS
Backlit LCD Display
Manual Squelch
Channel Scan
Monitor Mode
Keystroke Tone
Voice Compander
Keypad Lock
5 Call Tones
Digital Volume
Silent Operation
Timeout Timer (TOT)
Auto Power Off
Call Alert
Signal Strength Meter
Talk Around
Selectable Power Levels Hi/Lo Hi/Lo Hi/Lo Hi/Med/Lo
Backlit LCD Display
Display Colors 1 1 8 1
Adjustable Backlight
Keystroke Tone Signal
Flip Display
Flip-Frame Detachable Mount
Hand Microphone
3.5mm Audio Connector
USB Charger Port
Reset Function
12V Adapter Cord
12V Hardwire Cord
Includes Antenna
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Weight (ounces/grams) 6.08/172.36 6.08/172.36 - -
Price (MSRP) $149.99 $99.99 $149.99 $249.99


Additional resources:
TWRS-108 - New Midland Mobile GMRS Radios
TWRS-86 - The New Midland MXT100 Mobile GMRS Radio
Midland MXT MicroMobile® radios unboxing video
Midland MXT100 Micro Mobile GMRS Radio Preview video


January 25, 2017

Midland MXT MicroMobile radios unboxing video


In 2015 Midland Introduced the MXT100 Micro Mobile GMRS Radio. Now the company is launching three new models, the 5 watt MXT105, the 15 watt MXT115 and the full 40 watt MXT400!

In this video, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios unboxes all three models and gives you a preview of what these exciting new radios offer to the GMRS.

January 20, 2017

New Midland MXT MicroMobile GMRS two way radios

When Midland first announced the introduction of the MXT100 in early 2015, it was met with much anticipation. After all, This wasn't just another GMRS two way radio, it was a GMRS mobile radio, the first to enter the market in years, and a micro mobile at that. When the MXT100 finally arrived in the late autumn, it quickly became a popular item at Buy Two Way Radios and was generally well received.

Yet, some reviews were mixed. Many users liked the overall design and performance of this tiny mobile, but also wanted the addition of weather channels for use in off-road or recreational vehicles. Some GMRS operators needed repeater capability to truly maximize its use as a mobile. Many thought it lacked the higher wattage generally expected from a typical mobile radio.

Midland heard the feedback, listened, and took notes.

Now, Midland is introducing not one, not two, but three new mobiles in the MXT series, and all for the GMRS.

MXT105.jpgMXT105 - This model is the next generation of the now retired MXT100, and effectively replaces it. The 105 is essentially the same as the original, with 5 watts of power, 15 GMRS channels, 142 CTCSS/DCS codes, channel scan, adjustable squelch, signal strength meter, monitor function, keypad lock and 3.5mm external speaker jack. It also keeps the built-in internal speaker and the front panel backlit LCD display with 5 levels of adjustable brightness.

One of the best features of the old 100 was Display Flip, which allowed the unit to be installed upside down with an option to flip the readout on the screen around to keep it readable. The MXT105 kept this feature, as well as the flip frame detachable mount to accommodate either horizontal or vertical mounting on or under the dash.

In addition to the GMRS functionality of its predecessor, the MXT105 adds 10 NOAA weather channels and weather scan to the mix. It does all this at a lower price point than the original, taking the MXT series to a new level. The entire package includes a detachable hand microphone with a coiled cord, 12V power cable with vehicle adapter, flip frame detachable mount, microphone hanger, mounting hardware and a mobile magnetic mount antenna with 19 feet of cable. Price: $99.99.

MXT115.jpgMXT115 - The 115 has most of the same basic features found on the MXT105 and adds more power to take it to a full 15 watts. It has 15 GMRS channels, 10 NOAA weather channels and weather alert. Additional features include 5 selectable call tones, roger beep, tone alert and a USB charger port for charging other devices such as a handheld radio or cell phone. It does not include the Display Flip feature of the MXT105 but the display can be backlit in one of 8 selectable colors. The best part, it's repeater capable, with 8 GMRS repeater channels pre-programmed and ready to go. The package includes a hand microphone, 12V power cable with vehicle adapter, flip frame detachable mount, mounting hardware, microphone hanger and mobile mag mount antenna with a 19 foot cable. Price: $149.99.

MXT400.jpgMXT400 - This powerful micromobile transmits at a full 40 watts on the GMRS and is the top of the MXT line. It doesn't have the weather channels included in the other models, but it does have the 8 repeater channels. It also has some features found on many business and amateur mobile two way radios, such as a voice compander, power and transmit LEDs, talk around function, and a timeout timer. The MXT400 comes with a hand microphone, 12V hard wire cord, flip frame detachable mount, microphone hanger and mounting hardware. Antenna not included. Price: $249.99.

For more details and an in-depth discussion on the new Midland mobile GMRS radios, listen to Episode 108 of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast!

December 16, 2016

Last chance for Midland GXT1000VP4 holiday special!

Note: This promotion expired December 18, 2016 and is no longer available.

GXT1000VP4.pngThe holidays are here and it's last call for shopping specials at BuyTwoWayRadios.com! The two week special discount is about to end on our most popular Midland FRS/GMRS radio, the GXT1000VP4! This value pack includes two Midland GXT1000 radios, two headsets, two rechargeable battery packs and a dual desktop charger, and all for only $59.99! The special ends midnight Sunday, December 18, 2016.

There is no rebate form to submit and no promo code needed. To take advantage of this offer, simply at the GXT1000VP4 to your to your order. You can also order by phone. Call us at 1-800-584-1445 before this offer expires!

June 20, 2016

Midland FRS/GMRS Two Way Radio Battery Compatibility Chart

A key consideration in the purchase of any FRS/GMRS two way radio are available options for power. When choosing your radio, consider the types, sizes and quantities of batteries needed to operate your walkie talkies. Are they swappable with other models in the series? can you use both battery packs and alkalines in an emergency or a pinch? These are all important factors to consider.

This reference chart provides information on power options available for Midland FRS/GMRS two way radios. Buy Two Way Radios is an authorized Midland dealer.

Model Battery Type(s) Alkaline
(Quantity)
Rechargeable/
battery Pack
EX37VP Alkaline/Rechargeable AAA (3) AAA (3)
LXT118 Alkaline/Rechargeable AAA (3) AAA (3)
LXT118VP Alkaline/Rechargeable AAA (3) AAA (3)
LXT500VP3 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AAA (4) BATT6R
LXT535VP3 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AAA (4) BATT6R
LXT560VP3 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AAA (4) BATT6R
LXT600VP3 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AAA (3) BATT3R
GXT860VP4 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AA (4) BATT5R
GXT1000VP4 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AA (4) BATT5R
GXT1050VP4 Alkaline/NiMH Battery Pack AA (4) BATT5R
GXT2000VP4 Lithium Polymer BATT12LI
GXT2050VP4 Lithium Polymer BATT12LI
GXT5000 Lithium-Ion BATT5000

May 25, 2016

Midland EX37VP Emergency Radio Kit unboxing video


Midland is well established as a manufacturer of consumer FRS/GMRS two way radios, and their GXT1000 and LXT600 value packs are popular among outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, campers and hunters. The company is also well respected for their line of quality emergency weather radios, and many of these products, most notably the WR120 and WR300, are often mentioned or recommended by meteorologists and other weather professionals.

Midland has now combined elements from both product lines to create a new series specifically designed for emergency preparedness. Called Midland E+Ready Emergency Solutions, products in this series include the Midland EX37VP Two Way Radio Emergency Kit.

In this exclusive unboxing video, Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios opens up the kit, gives you a first look at everything included and offers his first impressions of this emergency communications solution that, according to Midland, is recommended by the Department of Homeland Security.


April 5, 2016

Rebates on Midland LXT118VP and GXT1000VP4 radios!

Note: This promotion expired April 16, 2016 and is no longer available.

Midland-Rebate-Q2-2016.pngSave on your outdoor adventures this spring with rebates on select Midland FRS/GMRS radios!

Buy a set of Midland LXT118VP Two Way Radios With Dual AC Wall Charger and get a $5 rebate! Purchase a set of Midland GXT1000VP4 Radios With Headsets and Charger and get a $10 rebate! This mail-in offer direct from Midland is available exclusively from Buy Two Way Radios for a limited time only.

This mail-in offer is fulfilled by the manufacturer and will be mailed to you after Midland receives your rebate redemption form. Offer valid on up to 2 sets of radios purchased through April 16, 2016. Limit of two rebate redemptions per household. Click here for the rebate form. Rebate must be mailed by May 16, 2016. To track your rebate, visit www.reward-central.com/Midland and follow the instructions on the site.

The following models qualify for this special rebate offer:

Model Max Purchase Option
Midland-LXT118VP Midland LXT118VP Two Way Radios With Dual AC Wall Charger 2 packs $5 Rebate per pack
Midland-GXT1000VP4 Midland GXT1000VP4 Radios With Headsets and Charger 2 packs $10 rebate per pack


NOTE: Radios must be purchased between April 3, 2016 and April 16, 2016 to qualify. Offer valid for U.S. residents only. Rebate will be issued in U.S. funds.



March 21, 2016

Get a $10 rebate on select Midland radios!

Note: This promotion expired April 2, 2016 and is no longer available.

Midland-Rebate-Q1-2016-2.pngSpring is in the air, and so are the savings with rebates on select Midland FRS/GMRS and Emergency Weather radios!

Purchase a set of Midland GXT860VP4 Two Way Radios with Headsets and Charger or a Midland WR300 Weather Radio and get a $10 rebate! This mail-in offer direct from Midland is available exclusively from Buy Two Way Radios for a limited time only.

This mail-in offer is fulfilled by the manufacturer and will be mailed to you after Midland receives your rebate redemption form. Offer valid on up to 2 radios purchased through April 2, 2016. Limit of two rebate redemptions per household. Click here for the rebate form. Rebate must be mailed by May 2, 2016. To track your rebate, visit www.reward-central.com/Midland and follow the instructions on the site.

The following models qualify for this special offer:

Model Max Purchase Option
Midland-GXT860VP4 Midland GXT860VP4 Two Way Radios with Headsets and Charger 2 packs $10 Rebate per pack
Midland-WR300 Midland WR300 Weather Radio 2 radios $10 rebate per radio


NOTE: Radios must be purchased between March 20, 2016 and April 2, 2016 to qualify. Offer valid for U.S. residents only. Rebate will be issued in U.S. funds.