very well known quality made 2-way radios.
Midland has been known for years as making great CB radios and they still
manufacture two mobile and two handies for the Citzens
Band. It's only natural they would want to expand
into the GMRS Radio market and they have done so very
HERE is the brand new Midland MXT-1000 GMRS mobile
GMRS Mobile Radio
Midland Radio has many GMRS handies
available. Midland, too, no longer
manufactures FRS only handies, but all their handies now
have both GMRS and FRS channels. The FRS channels
automatically switch to low (500 mW) power and the GMRS
channels operate anywhere from 1 watt to 4 watts,
depending on model.
Right now Midland has an amazing sale on two of it's top
of the line pairs of GMRS Radios! The GXT1000VP4
is the best selling GMRS radio pair on
Amazon and has been for quite a while.
Midland Radio is
also the only manufacturer who offers what can be
considered a base FRS unit, which has the GMRS
channels as well. It's the XT-511 Base Camp. No
other manufacturer offers a crank powered portable GMRS
radio such as the Base Camp GMRS radio.
The Midland Radio lineup is
very extensive, in fact probably the most
extensive of GMRS Radio manufacturers.
Midland advertises that their radios will work
from between 10 miles to 36 miles (one more mile than
the maximum range the Cobra advertises... hmmm...).
These may be possible under
optimal conditions that you won't see in the city
or the burbs. Optimal would be on a lake, boat to
boat, or on a mountaintop, with a clear view of the
surrounding area. Realistically, these Handies will
much less range in "real life" than
advertised, because of buildings, trees, hills,
and other obstacles,
interfering with the signal.
Listed above are some of the most popular Midland
GMRS radios. In my humble opinion, you can't go
wrong with a Midland radio. These rigs are quality.