View Full Version : Midland Two Way Radios

12-29-2008, 10:11 PM
In downtown LA for pick up
2 Brand New Radios Still in Sealed Package

22 channels and up to 26 mile range
Rechargeable Battery Pack Included
Belt Clips
Hi/Lo Power Setting
Silent Operation
Call Alert
Channel Scan
Auto Squelch
Keypad Lock
Black in color


12-30-2008, 9:15 PM
do you have the model number ? Pair right ?

01-01-2009, 1:39 PM
Model number or photos or link to the actual units you have???

01-01-2009, 9:55 PM
Model number is ALR260VP from AcademySports & Outdoorshttp://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=midlandlg9.jpg

01-01-2009, 10:57 PM
I hate to sound like the skeptic here, but the day you can transmit ANYTHING "26 miles" under REAL WORLD conditions with these small radios, I'll buy you a steak dinner at Outback Steakhouse! I'm sure they are NICE radios, and they probably work over a distance of two miles, or maybe three under ideal conditions, but these FRS/GMRS things started out advertising "Up to 2 Miles", then it was 3, then 5, 10, 15, 18, and I saw some today at Fry's that talk about exceeding 40 MILES! There are no laws governing distance claims. 1/6th WATT hand-helds working on a couple of AAA batteries, using no repeaters or satellites ... They have about the same power as your garage door opener!

I guess I'm getting crotchety in my old age.

G-Man WC
01-01-2009, 11:51 PM
I've only used similar radios fishing on lakes and also the ocean. The distance was impressive but then again it was flat, unlike rolling hills/hunting terrane.

I'll buy you a steak dinner at Outback Steakhouse!
Ouch...Nasty kangaroo meat/food serverd at Outback. My 12 year old son will not eat there. It's fowl, over-priced food and I'm not sure how they stay in business. -g

01-02-2009, 9:28 AM
Years ago we did a mountain top to mountain top test with a pair of 300 miliwatt VHF radios. (that's less then 1/3rd of watt for you people in Rio Linda)

Of course it was line of sight with zero obstructions. Total distance was around 100 miles.

Also be aware that off the shelf Hi-Power 22 channel GMRS handhelds will transmit at reduced power on the FRS channels. (1/2 watt) per FCC regulations. Read your manual to determine which channels are for GMRS or FRS use before you head off into the back country.

01-02-2009, 5:26 PM
OMG.. I'm not accounting for Midland's claims here.. just what's on the outside of the package, as I haven't open or used these radios. They claim "up to" 26 miles.. and on the back says maximum range/no sight obstruction, so I'm guess mtn. top to hill top.

01-07-2009, 2:08 PM

01-08-2009, 12:11 AM
Regardless of being a "skeptic" and "crotchety", that's some thread crapping there; not sure what your purpose was.

01-14-2009, 1:22 PM

01-20-2009, 12:16 PM