Page Type Gear Review
Object Title GXT650
Manufacturer Midland
Page By phoxtrot
Page Type Nov 4, 2009 / Nov 4, 2009
Object ID 6580
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Product Description

Manufacturer's comments:
The Midland GXT-650 has 5 watts of power, allowing for a range of up to 18 miles. The GXT-650 is designed with the hunter in mind, featuring a "Mossy Oak" color and silent operation feature.

The GXT-650 is also a weather radio, supporting the NOAA weather channels. Hands-free operation is supported by the GXT-650, and the hands-free feature is made simpler by the headsets included with this value pack! Other features include a vibrating alert, water resistance, selectable high, medium and low power modes, and channel scan. This model also offers 5 bonus call alerts, for a total of 10. The 5 new call alerts feature animal sounds: duck, goose, turkey, owl, and elk. A 3 year warranty is also provided by the manufacturer on this model.

The Midland GXT-650 two way radio supports all 22 FRS and GMRS channels with 121 privacy codes per channel. Each Midland GXT-650 two way radio uses a rechargeable battery pack or 4 AA batteries.

The Midland GXT-650-VP1 value pack includes two Midland GXT-650 two way radios and two Midland AVP-1 headsets with microphones for hands free operation!


•22 Total Channels
•18 Mile Range
•7 FRS Channels
•8 GMRS Channels
•7 Shared FRS/GMRS Channels
•121 Privacy Codes
•5.0 Watt Output Power
•Uses 4 AA Batteries or Rechargeable Battery Pack
•NOAA Weather Channels
•Vibrate Alert
•eVOX Hands-Free Operation (3 Sensitivity Levels)
•Silent Operation
•10 Call Tones
•Channel Scan
•Auto Squelch
•Roger Beep Tone
•Backlit LCD Display
•X-TRA TALK Power (Hi/Med/Low Settings)
•Low Battery Alert
•Battery Saver
•Keypad Lock
•Monitor Function
•Drop-In Charge Capable
•Water Resistant
•Mic and Headphone Jacks
•Three Year Manufacturer Warranty



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phoxtrot - Nov 4, 2009 8:52 pm - Voted 4/5

Good 2 way radios
This is the hunter's version of Midland's 18 mile 2 way radios. This is the second set of Midland 2 ways I have owned. I bought these for the extended range of 18 miles, and not for the hunting model features. The 5 watt output does extend the distance considerably, but I have yet to talk to anyone that is more than 8 miles away. 18 miles may be possible if you were on a high point and there were no obstacles between you and the other person, but that is questionable. The hunting version has camo and animal sounds if you don't want the standard call tones. This is kind of nice. The rechargeable battery pack seems to have a decent life. I have left mine on for a couple days, not using it a lot, and it has not run down. It does have a battery life on the screen so it can be monitored.

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