Midland GXT2000VP4 two-way radios - Walkie-Talkie (Polímero de litio, 45 x 63 x 948 mm, 136g)
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Descripción del producto
Alcance máximo: 57936m
Cantidad de canales: 50
Cantidad de timbres en llamada: 10
Dimensiones (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 45 x 63 x 948 mm
Indicación de batería baja: Si
Pilas incluidas: Si
Pinza para cinturón: Si
Tecnología de batería: Polímero de litio
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Edit: I should have added that the first sets I received had a battery issue. They seemed like they wouldn't hold a charge, even after a full charging. The battery meters would jump all over, and the radios would switch to low power. I contacted Midland Customer Service, and they were outstanding. It took a few days to figure out what was going on, but once they did, they sent me three brand new sets as replacements, and I sent the bad units to them. The problem was something with the battery contacts or something with some of the initial shipments. The new radios work perfect and I give an A+ to Midland Customer Service.
Update 8/8/14: Midland did discontinue these radios when all these problems came to light, but they have now started producing them again...I contacted my Midland support rep a couple of weeks ago (that I was dealing with before) to find out what happened and the changes made. I was happy to hear they were back. She explained the issue was in fact dissimilar metals on the radio and battery pack. They have redesigned the radios so they cannot use AA batteries. They agreed, even though my 6 were still working fine, to replace them with the updated models. So I got the replacement radios, and it's easy to see the differences. Again the issue was a poor connection of the battery pack with the radio, due to the use of dissimilar metals (corrosion). The new radios have the area where a AA battery used to slide up inside the radio blocked off. No more AA batteries. No big deal, they charge fast. The other change is the battery contacts where the battery pack connects are now the same metal as the contacts on the battery pack. Not sure if it's brass, but it's gold in color. The old contacts were silver in color. Note that the unused contacts are still silver, but they don't matter as they aren't used. When I pulled the battery packs out of my units that I needed to send back in exchange (that were working fine), I did, in fact, see corrosion starting on the silver contacts. I'm sure I soon was going to have the issue others did and that I did on my first few sets. Anyway, it seems like the fix was easy, and the replacement radios perfect...Just thought this might help someone else. I really do still love these radios! With the 3 year warranty, Midland really stood by them.
3 Separate orders over a 4 month period. First I ordered 8, then 2 & 2 more.
The first few weeks, the radios worked well, battery lasted a full day. Range was decent for indoor use and voice quality was decent as well.
after about a month, the first radio started failing.. At certain distance it would not receive or be able to transmit as well.
Over time, a second radio failed. Battery would not charge, meanwhile first radio battery started giving problems too.
We ordered another pair to replace the two radios that went out.
At this point some of the ones we got from our first order, started cutting out when transmitting.
At first we were thinking batteries we lose or defective. We tried everything, from rotating batteries to other radios and adding paper to stop them from moving.
Problem would still persist.
We could not find spare batteries anywhere, we called midland to see if we could order some directly and they claim, they do not make a spare battery yet (Aug 2013).
We ordered 2 new radios as one more simply stopped working within a few weeks more radios are now failing.
We use them in office environment. No contact with water, never dropped or abused.
OUT OF 12 RADIOS, TODAY ONLY 5 ARE STILL WORKING.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS.
I emailed Mildand and waiting to hear back from them.
After emailing back and forth with Midland, they are mailing me all new batteries for all the units.
One unit melted. Yes Melted (pictures posted)
They had me mail it to them at my cost. Still waiting to hear back about that.
Received 10 new batteries from Midland
and they are replacing the melted unit free of charge.
Been using the newly received batteries for 2 days and so far they do not cut out when transmitting.
Will update with more..........
Email from Midland
"Recently, Midland has made the decision to discontinue the GXT2000 series models."
They are offering to replace all my units with the GXT1000
These units work great and are easy to setup and use
They are quite durable and definitely made to last
The batteries last quite a while so re-charging is not needed that often, of course this depends on specific usage
Sound quality is sharp and clear
No sounds whatsoever in standby mode
Charger base is perfect, easy to use allowing you to charge one or both units at the same time
Re-charge time is pretty quick
Distance: The rating of 36 miles is if you are on a lake or the desert with an uninterrupted view from point to point, which I am pretty sure 99.9% of the people who would be using this item would not be. Although I honestly did not expect to get the 36 miles distance, I was a little disappointed at only getting approximately 1/2 mile before losing contact. I am in the burbs, and there were only houses, streets and cars separating the two units.
The included headsets are cheesy, but I did not get this item to use a headset. I am sure they were included to try to increase the value of the offer.
If your expectation is to be able to use these units when you are semi-close to each other, which I am sure is 95% of the normal usage, including mine, then the distance is fine. As I stated I did not expect 36 miles and I use them generally only a few blocks apart and they work perfectly.
The only reason for the 4-star instead of 5 is mainly due to "Truth in Advertising", other than that I have zero complaints about these units and would highly recommend them to anyone needing great sounding short distance communications with lots of channel options.
I am definitely astonished to say that I havs been able to maintain communications downtown with my partner from .5 miles away! Although it may not sound like much, communications from this distance without the use of a repeater (signal amplifier) are unheard of. When we are in the neighborhoods just outside of downtown, the signal is still clear and can reach up to .75 miles.
On the highway, or anywhere with a clear line-of-sight to the other radio, the range is anywhere from 1-4 miles, assuming the highway has some curved.
If you and your buddy are out on the water with your boats, you can expect the 36 miles that is advertised.
Been using these for about a month with no problems! Work better than advertised. I highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to spend $200 on a single radio that has to be programmed.
I haven't tested the range on these radios yet, but I'd imagine getting a few miles out of them on a clear day. They have really good clarity. Oh, and make sure you have a license if you plan on operating on the GMRS channels. I have one so I could use the full 5 watt power capability.
We plan on taking these with us on hikes, camping trips, and even when playing air soft.