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|Radio Type||Base Station, Mobile|
|Safety Features||NOAA Weather Channels|
|Privacy Codes||Analog/Digital (CTCSS/DCS)|
Good little radio but the tiny antenna is almost useless. Plan on upgrading it.
Huge improvement over the first model
I bought this type from another dealer. Had to show my FCC GMRS license to the guy before I bought it. Only problem is other users that don't comply with the FCC rules for GMRS and don't have a license to operate on them. I have a GMRS repeater and it gets annoying when they key it up and over load it with unnecessary use of it and with out my permission to be on it.
Using this as a base radio to communicate with 6 handheld units. Clear comms all the way around.
This radio is used like a CB Radio of old to communicate with my wife around town. A bit pricey but the 15 watts works better than a regular 4 watt CB Radio around a town that is 5 miles across. Installation was easy and the small footprint uses little space in her car. My base is a modified ham rig. The antenna provided with the radio is not very good and i replaced it with a good magnetic mount dual-band gain antenna which makes a big difference in transmit range and weather band reception. The radio is easy for my wife to use and the usb charge port on the front is a handy accessory she definitely uses. Overall a good quality product (So far).
Great radio and great service through buy two way radios. Radio arrived sooner than I thought it would. I paired this radio with a Btech v1 hand held radio. I was able to reach out aprox. 15 miles simplex. I did upgrade to the Midland 6dba antenna on my vehicle. I also live in the Arizona desert which I'm sure helps. I highly recommend this radio and buy two way radios.
Easy operation clear transmit and receive. Don't really have any way to gauge the range capability except against my hand held units.. Transmit and receive was very good to a 2 watt floating Cobra handheld, on beach/marsh environment , with the stock MXT115 antenna at approximately 10ft above ground on 15 Watt setting. Had a 3 mile range ...thought it would have been more in this low obstruction environment. Tested it in small town environment and range was about 1.5 miles....the same as with my two hand helds and with a 5 watt mobile unit . Overall I'm happy with this transceiver I just thought it would have outperformed the hand held units .....that's why only 4 stars instead of 5. Happy with the delivery from BUY TWO WAY Radios.
I bought it to communicate with people I do not know to make new friends but there is no one on the radio It will travel six to eight miles which is very good repeaters work had one contact but that's it
Use in car when I don't want my big Icom and 5/8 X 2 antenna
Nice radio. Well built. Not programable beyond simple CTCSS/DCS settings and sound and LCD color changes. It would be nice if this radio had memory and text labeling features so the user could set up multiple repeaters and give them names. It's a bit pricey but, I'm glad to see that Midland is commited to supporting GMRS.
I like the colored face of my choice
Installed easily with an upgraded Midland 3db antenna. I can hit a local repeater 15 miles away.