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9.4 out of 10

Midland XT511

Two Way Radio with Emergency Crank Power Maximum Power Allow Read more

Great Deal: $59.00

Reviews and Problems with Midland XT511

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Overall 8

A great value, and an even better radio.

Jlillie, B&H Photo
6 February 2014
  • Excerpt: When it arrived it was a little smaller than I expected, but that was actually a plus. It takes up less counter space. I liked the USB port on the side, if you have a power outage, you can charge your phone with it, and if the radio goes dead, it has a hand crank that will charge the battery back up. You can either use the hand Mic to transmit, or unplug it and use the PTT button on the radio itself.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life
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Overall 8

Good Radio That Would Benefit From Improvements

Tradecraft "Commit to Win", Amazon
25 November 2013
  • Summary: The Midland XT511 GMRS Two-Way Emergency Crank Radio is a power packed radio full of functionality. You get GMRS/FRS with privacy codes, FM/AM radio stations, NOAA weather radio with alerts, clock with an alarm, VOX, and a flashlight. There is a Dynamo crank for battery charging capabilities as well as a USB jack for charging a mobile phone. I like that fact that you can use the NiMH battery pack or 4 AA batteries.
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Overall 8

better radio than some reviews claim

maddog, buydig.com
14 May 2013
  • Summary: i keep 1 in bathroom and take both when on vacation good on the lake between boats i like the fact that it has am fm weather and 2 way
  • Pros: Great radio for the price, Hoiuse And Garage 150ft, I Have Two Of These Think, They Are Great Between
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Overall 10

Great prepper radio

JEB, B&H Photo
9 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this because of the range (up to 26 miles) and because it has 3 power sources including a hand crank. Great for emergencies or just hiking or camping.
  • Pros: Good Sound Quality, Lightweight, Long Battery Life
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Overall 2

not cracked up to what was stated

tommixx, buydig.com
29 March 2013
  • Summary: delivery was ok
  • Pros: Maybe As A Radio Ok
  • Cons: Gmrs Will Not Work
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Overall 8

Simple, but does the job

Carl the Camper, B&H Photo
2 January 2013
  • Excerpt: We wanted to use these while camping. It is more cumbersome than a walkie-talkie, but good for two different basecamps to communicate with each other.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Long Battery Life
  • Cons: Limited Reception
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Overall 8

Made it through the storm

Madmoe68, Radioshack
22 November 2012
  • Summary: weatherd Sandy , provided comunication for a week without power ! Just a great radio base station, easy to travel with.
  • Pros: Durable, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life
  • Cons: Poor Sound Quality
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Overall 10

A great emergency radio.

Mark, B&H Photo
6 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Would recommend for any and all.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight
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Overall 10

Very satisfied with radio, fast shipping

Barry, buydig.com
21 May 2012
  • Summary: Veryt versatile, sounds good for its small size. Picks up local weather broadcasts very well
  • Pros: Great product
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Overall 4

for use in cities..reception range poor

BANDIT, buydig.com
9 May 2012
  • Summary: it has a little antenna and wont pull in noaa weather were im at..
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