Midland GXT1000vp4 review

Calling all rugged adventurers! If you’re in need of an amped up two-way mobile radio to help keep in touch with your mates, it might be time to look at the Midland GXT1000VP4.

What does it have going for it, you ask? Well, it is a 50-channel waterproof GMRS radio that has NOAA Weather and All Hazard Alert. It has the standard 22GMRS channels with an added 28 channels. You don’t just get the maximum power allowed for GMRS two-way handheld radios with a 36-mile range; it has also passed the JIS4 standard of water exposure for up to 30 minutes.

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Midland G7 review

The Midland G7 XT-A is an ideal radio communication system that uses the latest technology on a sturdy metal frame. This radio is perfect for both professionals and leisure users. It can help you keep you in touch with your colleagues at different ends of a building or trade show. It can keep friends in contact from different hotel rooms or even at a loud music concert. The uses are endless when you need to stay in touch with someone over a small distance. It has features that allow it to be used in both high and low noise areas, so a very versatile communication method.

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Garmin Rino review

The Garmin Rino 120 takes the lead as it provides a rare combination of state-of-the-art GPS navigation coupled with two-way communications. It has enough memory to download detailed mapping for driving, hiking, hunting, fishing, and anything else that you plan to explore.

The Garmin Rino 120 is waterproof to save you from water logging. It comes with a position-reporting feature which enables one Rino user to know the location of another Rino user within a two-mile range (on the FRS spectrum). The radio of the Rino can host two-way communications and can set 2 friends talking to each other with a distance of two miles using FRS channels. One can also talk to friends or family who own conventional FRS radios. The GPS system also boasts of a voice scrambler and a vibration mode for making silent calls.

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Baofeng UV-5R review

It’s difficult to get a better dual band HT and that too priced for a reasonable $62 than Baofeng UV-5R. With international settings, this radio means a whole lot more. The entire frequency range from 130- 174 MHz and from 400- 480 MHz is open to both TX and RX. You need to be careful though as Ham license only allows you to TX on 2m from 144- 148 MHz and on 440 from 420-450mhz.The radio doesn’t qualify for the FCC certification and would not transmit to the Marine VHF, MURS, FRS/GMRS, or business radio or emergency services radio frequencies that lie in these frequency ranges. Endeavour to do so will result in FCC action.

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