Thursday, June 07, 2007

Midland XT511 Base Camp Dynamo GMRS/Weather Radio

In my series of hand-crank/dynamo radio, here's a new addition. The Midland XT511 Base Camp.

The XT511 is similar to the earlier ER102, but now contains a FRS/GMRS radio.

Some features:

  • 22 Channels (FRS/GMRS)

  • 121 Privacy Code (38 CTCSS/83 DCS)

  • AM/FM Receiver

  • Weather Alert

  • LED flashlight

  • (Alarm) Clock

  • USB Charging jack (Mobile Phone)

  • Runs on 4 AA batteries or the OPTIONAL NiMH battery pack. You'd think that would come included. It doesn't look like you can charge the AA batteries. A 2 pack of the battery packs are only $19.99 tho. It has a microphone/speaker jack, but it's not clear it this unit comes with a microphone.

    This radio will be released on 15 June 2007, waiting for FCC clearance which it just received today.

    A reference link of the product on Amazon (MSRP: $79.99).
    Midland XT511 Dynamo 22-Channel GMRS Emergency Crank Radio

    FCC-ID: MMAXT511


    uuser said...

    the list of online vendors
    has greatly dwindled
    from about 53 2 weeks ago
    to about 35 now.
    most likely, it's not going
    on sale in thye near future.
    please check dealers
    later; when item is listed for direct sale,instead of the pre-order gmmick.Thank You!

    Mickel said...

    I modified the post a little.
    So anyone interested, pleas consider the link (Amazon) as a reference, and see your dealers for availability.