Midland’s most powerful handheld 2-way GMRS Radios. Don’t confuse these with low-power FRS radios, these have 10x the power output when set to the GMRS frequencies!
Yes, Midland offers a lot of radios – too many for us to consider stocking all of them, so we wanted simply to stock the best, most powerful radios they make. One of the biggest advantages of GMRS radios over CB is the availability of small, long distance GMRS radios like these at a very attractive price point. If you’re jumping into a MICROMOBILE GMRS radio for your Jeep, we would strongly recommend adding a pair of these radios as well. Now your friends or family members can easily communicate with the Jeep when you are on the trail or when you are at home.
These are true GMRS hand-held radios and, as such, have all 22 GMRS channels available. The confusing part is that Midland also claims the radios have “28 Midland Preset Channels.” What gives? It’s not really a gimmick, but Midland knows that many people do not take the time to program their GMRS radios with “privacy codes.” So, Midland simply programs what they call channels 22-50 with privacy codes. For example, Channel 23 on these radios is really GMRS Channel 1 (462.5625 MHz) with a CTCSS 38 privacy code pre-programmed. What the heck is a privacy code? A privacy code is a tone that gets generated at the start of each transmission. If the radio you are transmitting to also has the privacy code stored, then it will only “open the receiver” when that tone is heard. Using privacy codes, many people can share the same GMRS channel – but they won’t all hear each other.
If you purchase and MXT275 or an MXT400 MICROMOBILE radio from us and at the same time, you purchase a pair of these GXT1000 radios, we will (at your option) program GMRS channels 20 & 22 with the privacy codes matching GXT1000 channels 40, and 41 respectively. With this, your MICROMOBILE radio can have private conversations with these handhelds right out of the box!