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Midland LMR

alexgeo

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I'm sure most of us know Midland Radio from their consumer-grade CB and GMRS radios. It seems like Midland was a fairly big player in the professional radio scene at one point in time. Even up until recently some low band radios used by the CHP were Midland's.

With that being said, is Midland still putting out bids for public safety and professional radio systems? I haven't seen any of their equipment installed anywhere. Their website has a section dedicated professional radios, but it's completely disorganized and looks like vaporware in my opinion. It's a shame considering that the Syn-Tech series of radios look so sharp...
 

clbsquared

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From what I've seen recently, it would appear they are targeting farmers with their "Micro Mobile Bundle". Their ads are a little misrepresentative of their radios ability though.
 

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Yeah, they seem to be fading away in the commercial sector. What radios they do have seemed to be aimed at the wildland fire market.
I haven't seen any of their new stuff in a while. I think they've been at recent trade shows, but nothing stands out.

Probably not something I'd invest in. Wouldn't want a bunch of Midland LMR radios only to have them drop completely out of the market.

CB, FRS, GMRS and weather radios seems to be where they are focusing their efforts.
 

Wtrout

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Can you still use the midland vhf LMR radios or are they outdated and unusable?
 

mmckenna

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Can you still use the midland vhf LMR radios or are they outdated and unusable?
Depends.
The really old stuff may not do narrow band deviation as required by the FCC, so may not be useable on LMR frequencies, but OK on ham frequencies.
The newer stuff is all narrow band capable and perfectly legal to use on ham or Part 90 LMR.
 

Grondoline

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I was using Midland mobiles in my trucking business in the 1980's; still have a few laying around. Worked OK and cheaper than any of the Big Three during that era
 
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