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Old 09-09-2018, 11:59 AM
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I purchased 3 of these radios for a fishing trip in Canada. They are mainly going to be used if one of us has boat problems or something.
I don't know anything about GMRS except what I've read recently. From what I read I don't need a license to use these in Canada.
My question is, Which channels are the GMRS channels?
The instructions say channels 8-14 are low power FRS channels. I assume all the others are GMRS?
The frequency chart list frequencies up to channel 22, but the radio goes up to 50, are the channels above 22 all usable channels?
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Channels 8-14 are the 467 MHz channels that are restricted to 1/2 watt by FCC rules.
Channels 1-7 and 15-22 are 2 watts.
Channels 22-50 are probably the same as the what is listed here. That link also has a link to the Canadian FRS/GMRS rules.
Look up the manual for that radio model on Midland's web site to be sure. It should have a list of channels and frequencies.
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Look up the manual for that radio model on Midland's web site to be sure. It should have a list of channels and frequencies.
Thanks, I have the manual and it lists the frequencies up to 22, but channels 23-50 are blank.

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Also keep in mind that the distance these radios can be used at is mostly limited by line of sight and obstructions. From a boat to shore with no obstacles, you may be able to go up to around 5-6 miles.
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I would bet being Midland radios the ones that don't list the frequencies are just frs and gmrs channels with different tones. The "extra" channels.... with big finger quotes around extra.
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Most of these questions can be answered right on their website:

https://midlandusa.com/product/gxt1000vp4/

They explain what the extra channels are.
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Most of these questions can be answered right on their website:

https://midlandusa.com/product/gxt1000vp4/

They explain what the extra channels are.
I can't find the frequencies and codes for the 28 extra channels (23-50) on Midland's website. It is not in the product manual, product specifications or FAQ sections on this website. Three people asked about the extra channels but they only received the following partial answers:
"These extra channels are simply existing FRS/GMRS frequencies with hard coded tones."
"The channels are already pre-programmed. If you would like more information please call our customer service department at (816) 241-8500 (M-F, 8am-4:30pm CT)."
"The extra channels give you more options in case of overcrowdedness of other channels."

I believe the 28 extra channel frequencies and codes are shown in the "Midland Extra Channels" section on this site:
https://wiki.radioreference.com/inde..._channel_chart
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I can't find the frequencies and codes for the 28 extra channels (23-50) on Midland's website. It is not in the product manual, product specifications or FAQ sections on this website. Three people asked about the extra channels but they only received the following partial answers:
"These extra channels are simply existing FRS/GMRS frequencies with hard coded tones."
"The channels are already pre-programmed. If you would like more information please call our customer service department at (816) 241-8500 (M-F, 8am-4:30pm CT)."
"The extra channels give you more options in case of overcrowdedness of other channels."

I believe the 28 extra channel frequencies and codes are shown in the "Midland Extra Channels" section on this site:
https://wiki.radioreference.com/inde..._channel_chart
Yep that's them for sure.
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The information in the wiki article originally came from owners manuals on Midland's web site. They must have removed the "extra channels" from the manuals for some reason.
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Thanks for all the replies, I tested them out by driving down the road from my house out the country, got 5 1/2 miles away stood in the bed of my truck and was still able to talk. They should work for what we need on the water.

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