Midland – MXT115 MicroMobile Review

Similar to the Midland MTX105, the MTX115 MicroMobile Two-Way Radio is compact measuring in at 1.4″H x 4.7″L x 4.3″W allowing it to mount easily in most modern Cars, SUV’s, Crossovers, etc. The radio is powered by an included 12v DC power adapter but can also be direct wired to the fuse panel and a chassis ground point or the vehicle battery if mounted in an automobile for mobile use or, you could also use this radio as a base station and power it off a 12v AC/DC Power Converter / Power Supply.

The Midland MXT115 is a good option for a Low to Medium power GMRS solution for everyday use around the Farm/Homestead, Neighborhood, around Town, out at Camp, or for Emergency Communications within a Neighborhood EmCom Radio Network. This unit would be good for emergency communications at the neighborhood or multi-neighborhood level as it has all 15 GMRS simplex channels at a maximum power output of 15 Watts making this radio a good option for a GMRS Fixed Station (Fixed Stations are limited to 15 Watts transmitter power output power and are allowed to operate on all 30 GMRS Channels), or would make a good medium to long range base station with the ability to also use the 8 repeater input channels. This still allows for higher effective radiated power (ERP) with the use of gain antennas such as the “Harvest BC200 450-470Mhz 6.5dBi 200W Tunable GMRS Base Antenna” or the “Comet CA-712EFC 460-470Mhz UHF Base Station Antenna w/Integral N Connector“. The MXT115 would not be suitable for communication on the 462MHz & 467MHz interstitial channels which are restricted to a maximum ERP of 5 watts.

A word from the Manufacture

Expand your communication range with 15 Watts of GMRS power in your vehicle or build out your own GMRS base station with the MXT115 MicroMobile® GMRS Two-Way Radio. This radio boasts triple the range of traditional handheld two-way radios. It easily mounts in most vehicles and communicates with all Midland FRS/GMRS walkie talkies. Featuring all 8 repeater GMRS channels for immense transmission and reception ranges, a multi-colored LCD backlit display, and NOAA weather alert channels. The MXT115 also features a powerful USB-C charging port, allowing the quickest charge time for all your devices, including cell phones and hand-held radios.

Features


Full 15W Radio + External Magnetic Mount Antenna for extended range

8 repeater channels – Split Tone Capable

USB-C for fast charging

15 high power GMRS channels

142 privacy codes

Xtreme Range* – Up to 50 miles

NOAA Weather Radio

Silent Operation

Channel Scan

Keypad Lock

Monitor Mode

Backlit Display

Compatible with all Midland FRS/GMRS radios

Radio Dimensions with Bracket: 5″ x 5.25″ x 1″ (D x W x H)

GMRS License Required

*Compatible with Midland FRS/GMRS walkie talkies.

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