Midland GXT1000VP4 Two-Way Radios
This Radio is NOT Waterproof
I purchased this radio for my son and I to use to keep in contact while kayaking. On our second trip out in the Chesapeake Bay he cought a wave wrong and rolled. When he got back in the radio would not work and water was visable in the display. Now the radio had dried out the LCD screen has rust all through it. If you are looking for a radio that is WATERPROOF DO NOT buy this one!!!
August 2, 2009
Bought these for hunting season last year and these are the best radios I have owned. I had a bull elk down in the rookies and my partner was 7 miles away. I went to higher ground where I had a good sight line to where my buddy was hunting and contacted him no problem. The only feature I don’t like is the head sets it comes with and thats why i gave them 4 stars instead of 5.
Bought the stealth set and together they work great. Both buddies that I go hunting with have now bought a pair for this season and I have recommended them to several of my archery club friends.
June 23, 2012
JIS4/CFR46 specification is rated as meeting the "splashproof" test, I.E. you can take it for a walk in the rain. This does not mean underwater. You have to go to JIS7 for it to be submersible and that is like 3 ft for 30 min. I have owned 3 different sets of Midland Radios (I keep upgrading) and they have NEVER failed me. I use them for hunting in the west. I am overseas right now and I am going to be ordering them for job related work.
April 25, 2010
For a small radio that many call walkie-talkies, a great radio. In a wooded area and with buildings>1 radio outside and 1 radio in a vehicle, I went 1.8miles before they went out of range. In a straight line of sight, 7 miles was clear as a bell. Don't know about water-proof just yet. Sound is clearer than the Cobra radio's I have. Speaker-mike and stealth headsets are excellent. Battery pack lasts pretty good, and knowing that I can use AA's is great also. Also the many features of calling, 50+ channels, vibrate, and the list goes on and on. This is not a business radio, but it is what it is. NOAA weather and alerts are another plus in this radio. VOX was pretty neat. Ran this radio through a run & gun course with running, jumping, crawling on ground; this is a tough radio.This is a good hunting, camping, security, or prepper radio. I certainly recommend this radio. Hoorah! Go get one.
June 16, 2012