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Midland - 30-Mile, 36-Channel FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radios (Pair) - Black/Yellow-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Extra Channels

    Posted
    Buschman

    I just bought the new Midland 36-channel, 30-mile GMRS radios at Best Buy. Now, I learned long ago, that the range is just marketing hype, so I didn’t fall for that one. But, the reason I bought these was for the 14 extra channels. I use my two-way radios when I go camping, skiing, hiking, and bicycling. We also like to use them at 6-Flags and I even use them at work. Sometimes you can’t even use FRS-GMRS walkie talkies because there are so many people on the channels and they bother you on purpose. I thought I could get away from the other 22 overcrowded channels by using the extra channels that this radio is supposed to have. To my surprise, I discovered that my old walkie-talkie can talk to this new one on the extra channels. They are not extra channels at all. They are just repeated channels with those privacy codes already set. I used the scan feature on my old radio to figure out what the extra channels actually are. For example, extra channel 27 is really just channel 15 with privacy code 26 already set. You can set any radio on channel 15 and hear everything that is said on the Midland extra channel 27. If you set some other radio on channel 15 with code 26, the Midland radio picks up everything on channel 15 with code 26 and on extra channel 27 because they are the same thing. You can’t get away from the overcrowding. And, don’t think for a minute that there is any privacy on any of the channels including the extra channels. Anyone out there can hear everything you say. The radio is not bad; just ignore the 30 miles and the 14 extra channels. I’m taking mine back because they are not at all what was advertised. This is just a 22-channel radio like the other FRS-GMRS walkie-talkies.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WORST RADIOS I EVER PURCHASED

    Posted
    perucho

    I RECENTLY BOUGHT TWO PACKS OF TWO WAY RADIOS OF MIDLAND GXT745 AND I AM VERY DISSAPOINTED WITH THESE RADIOS. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RANGE OF 30 MILES AS THEY SAID, ONCE YOU REACH THE 1/2 OF MILE THEY START TO GET INTERFERENCE AND THE COMMUNICATION DISSAPEARS. THE BATTERY CHARGER DOES NOT CHARGE THE BATTERY AS IT SUPPOSED TO. I DO NOT RECOMMEND TO BUY THESE TWO WAY RADIOS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best

    Posted
    hastings

    I work in maintenance operations and we have tried many brands of radios....for the money midland is the best we have ever used! Customer Service is great, also! We lost the back cover to one radio..we emailed Midland...they immediately replied and sent a cover for free...i couldn't ask for any better product or customer service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    midland radios

    Posted
    pegostilla

    don't waste your money, they are not good for nothing. The range is no more then 1/2 m. We don't need to spend a lot of money for that range.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend