Midland GXT1000VP4 Radios With Headsets and Charger - Reviews

The Midland GXT-1000-VP4 boasts an amazing 5 watts of power, allowing for a range of up to 36 miles in optimal conditions (typically 2 miles or less in urban conditions). The GXT-1000VP4 is a full featured radio that includes everything you need! This value pack includes rechargeable batteries, a… more

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By Peterman

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

best consumer grade radios for the money

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Clear Signal
  • Rugged
  • Good Audio

CONS

BEST USES

  • Emergencies
  • Families
  • Ski Slopes
  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Boating
  • Hiking

Comments:

I have played with several consumer grade FRS/GMRS radios before, and I have found that for the money these are probably the best on the market currently. For [$] for 2 (including all needed accessories) you are getting the best radios. The next step up is going to be either the Midland GXT5000 or you are going to have to go business grade (UHF licensing, $200+ per radios, etc.) These are the top end consumer-grade radios, and I would recommend them to anybody looking for good and inexpensive radios.


By HP

About Me Professional/Guide

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GTX1000VP4

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Clear Signal
  • Rugged
  • 100 satisfied
  • Good Audio
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

Excellent product


By Dejan

About Me Avid Adventurer

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Its excellent product, No1

 
5.0

PROS

  • Clear Signal

CONS

  • No bad word

BEST USES

  • Boating

Comments:

I use them for my boat and its excellent product, i use them in Macedonia Europe, i heard about this brand and for me its No1. Thank you


By Tom

Verified

Great radios for industrial use.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Clear Signal

CONS

BEST USES

  • Power plant communication

Comments:

We need clear communication within the power plant. These radios provide everything we need. The input from sales rep was accurate.


By mike

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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i liked the product.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Audio
  • Clear Signal
  • Lightweight
  • Easy To Use
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Camping
  • Emergencies
  • Families
  • Hunting

Comments:

everything was fine.


By Tommy

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

On the beach in Cancun

 
5.0

PROS

  • Clear Signal
  • Good Audio
  • Rugged
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Emergencies
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Families
  • Ski Slopes

Comments:

We use our radios while shopping, vacationing and even arond the house. In resorts I can talk to my wife in the room while I walk on the beach. The radios are also helpful in large department stores and malls. She likes the emergency feature too. While travelling in the states the weather channel access is very helpful.


By MDIR1518

About Me Professional/Guide

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Good Quality !

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Clear Signal
  • Good Audio
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Emergencies
  • Maintenance Housekeepin

Comments:

We use these Radios to communicate within our Housekeeping department as well as Maintenance and when service vendors are working in our building. The radios have a nice rugged casing and have a great sound.


By Nigel the Aussie

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Don't lose your ski buddies in the trees

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Clear Signal
  • Lightweight
  • Good Audio
  • Rugged

CONS

  • A bit big

BEST USES

  • Ski Slopes

Comments:

Don't even live in the US, but bought these for use when skiing there. Wouldn't go without them now. There're (just) small enough to fit in a top pocket and forget about until you need to contact your buddy, and then they're far easier (and cheaper) to use than a cellphone.


By Rain, St Lucie[@]

About Me Avid Adventurer

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Love these things for playing Airsoft.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Audio
  • Clear Signal
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Camping
  • Families
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Emergencies

Comments:

Great range, even in heavy dense forest. We use these radios playing Airsoft and the features packed into this model are very useful. Can't find a better radio for a better price. This is the third time I've come here and purchased. [...] great products, excellent prices.


By Nick the guy

About Me Professional/Guide

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Don't waste your $$$$$$

 
1.0

PROS

  • None

CONS

  • Too many
  • Drains Battery

BEST USES

  • Business

Comments:

Don't waste your money on this


By George

About Me Professional/Guide

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Good and will use in fireworks show

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Good Audio
  • Clear Signal
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

Great product Will be use with ear bubs under noise cancelation headsets


By Cruising Bruce

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent Value and Performance

 
5.0

PROS

  • Superb Battery Life

CONS

  • Stiff Push-to-Talk button

BEST USES

  • Cruising

Comments:

This was my 8th cruise in 10 years. On every one, I've taken along walkie-talkies to communicate with my wife and friends aboard ship. They are indeed useful devices to help locate people and work out meeting places and schedules. The major impediment is that you can't expect 100% communications availability on these large ships with so much metal that absorbs or blocks the signal. Another past problem is that by days end, the battery can drain, even when mostly in receive mode. Recognizing these issues, and knowing we would be taking a cruise on the world's largest cruise ship Allure of the Seas, I wanted to try to find a "better" walkie talkie. I was even thinking of getting something commercial. Looking at reviews on the internet, I found that the Midland GXT1000 received pretty favorable reviews especially given it's low price. I called customer service to inquire about a commercial alternative, such as an ICOM or Kenwood, but that would require a $500 additional investment--hard to justify. So based on a simple cost-benefit analysis, I ordered overnight the Midland. The product arrived in perfect condition the next day as promised. Being a ham operator with a UHF ICOM receiver I was able to do a simple signal strength test with the Midland compared to my older Motorola units. The Midland did show a few more db output on the signal strength meter. On board ship, with 8 people in our group, we set all of our talkies for Channel 21 (everyone else had Motorolas), Privacy Code 21. This higher channel--which offers a full output power--is away from the most popular lower channels. The choice of 21/21 proved better than expected since our group had our own private channel despite 5500 passengers on board. We rarely had the squelch broken by others with this Channel and Privacy Code. After several days at sea, I began to notice that performance/connectivity of all our units was surprisingly good despite the large size of the ship. I attribute this non-intuitive…


By Roger

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

Midland GXT-1000-VP4 unreliable

 
1.0

PROS

  • Good Audio
  • Clear Signal

CONS

BEST USES

  • Hiking
  • Ski Slopes

Comments:

It worked great for a few days, then one unit wouldn't work anymore. I exchanged batteries, recharged, etc. but dead as a doornail. I have noticed from other forums that others have had the same problem - they're great if you get a good pair but their quality control sucks.


By 1Army

About Me Military/Law Enforcement

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

A Great Buy

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Clear Signal
  • Good Audio
  • Rugged

CONS

  • Difficult To Program

BEST USES

  • Emergencies

Comments:

The product is used in hilly terrain to keep in contact with different groups, we have used these radios in driving rain with no loss of signal, pros - we have used it at 10km (on hi power mode) through a ridgeline with no loss of signal, these radios do not work very well from inside a vehicle, on foot they are ideal.


By kingpin

About Me Avid Adventurer

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

The best 2 way radio for the money.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Clear Signal
  • Good Audio
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Camping
  • Families

Comments:

Easy to set up, very clear signal @ fairly long distance. Push to talk button requires excess effort, but well worth it!!