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Midland compatability question

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Jul 23, 2014
I purchase a pair of Midland LXT500's to monitor the maintenence department here at our local hospital where I work, and they worked quite well.

Next I bought a pair of Midland GXT1000's but I cant here them on either of the 1000's with all privacy turned off.
The LXT500's have no privacy functions. So, why can I hear them on the 500's and not the 1000's ?

If they were using privacy that may explain why I can't hear them on the 1000's, but would I be able to hear them on the 500's even though the units have no privacy circuitry?


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Jul 18, 2014
They might have some preset privacy tones/codes. That's what Midland's "extra channels" are.


Dec 18, 2001
"Jon" is correct. Here is a link to the wiki that shows the extra channels and their codes that midland uses.

FRS/GMRS combined channel chart - The RadioReference Wiki

If a radio has no privacy codes like the 500 it will hear everything transmitted on that channel. Does not matter if the other person transmitting is using a privacy code or not.
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