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Midland MXT made by Retevis?

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Bailey1213

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Has anyone else noticed the striking similarities between the Midland and Retevis models?
Midland MXT115 = Retevis RT98
Midland MXT400 = Retevis RT9000D
Just my .02 cents but I think Retevis is making Midland radios.
 

2IR473

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Not sure if Retevis is the actual manufacturer or not, as almost all the Chinese radios seem to be made in one or two factories to the specifications of the seller. This is why you see so many radios that look alike, as you found with the Midland and Retevis radios. I think there is a radio branded as a TYT that looks like the MXT400 also IIRC.
 

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"Has anyone else noticed the striking similarities between the Midland and Retevis models?"

They did something similar back in the '70s with some ham radio equipment: the Midland 13-509, Clegg FM-76, and Cobra 200--same boards on the insides, just different colored faceplates with different names on them (the same was true for the Midland 13-500 & Clegg Mark 3). I'm not sure why.
 

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Has anyone else noticed the striking similarities between the Midland and Retevis models?
I've seen Retevis badges on a number of other radios initially marketed by other companies... usually well after the initial release. This leaves the impression that Retevis may simply be selling re-badged items, but I suppose that they could also actually be the OEM with the right to sell the product direct after a certain time.
 
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