Midland GXT1000 question

nightowl66

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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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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.
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/index.php/FRS/GMRS_combined_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/index.php/FRS/GMRS_combined_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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I used these radios on our trip and they worked good. The only problem was I should have put them on the charger every night. I had a spare pack for each radio. All 3 radios had low battery flashing on the 2nd day so I switched to the spare charged packs and charged them every night. The only problem was not being able to recharge the dead packs since the packs have to be in the radios to charge.
Is there a way to charge the packs outside the radios? Midland instructions say they have to be in the radio, but I'm sure something could be made to charge outside the radio.
 
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