This pair of yellow and black X-Talker T61VP3 36-Channel Two-Way UHF Radios from Midland are 36-channel radios designed to provide quick communication. Each radio has a knob and buttons for easy adjustments of volume, channel selection, menu, and more. The monitor button allows you to quickly adjust incoming transmission volume, while the scan button rapidly scans all channels for incoming transmissions, stopping at the first channel for six seconds with a current transmission before continuing to scan. With this radio, users can also take advantage of CTCSS (Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System) and DCS (Digital-Coded Squelch) to communicate privately using one of the 121 privacy codes. Two rechargeable 700mAh battery packs and a drop-in charging station are included to conveniently charge both radios simultaneously.
- 36 GMRS/FRS Channels
- Water-Resistant UHF Radio
- 10 NOAA Weather Channels
- NOAA Weather Alerts
Midland T61VP3 Overview
Midland T61VP3 Specs
UHF: 462.5500 to 467.7125 MHz
NOAA Weather Radio: 162.550 to 163.275
121 (38 CTCSS and 83 DCS)
Up to 32 miles (51.5 km)
External microphone jack
External speaker jack
Power/volume knob, PTT, call/lock, menu, monitor/scan, up/WX, down
Rechargeable battery pack
3 x AAA batteries (available separately)
6.1 x 2.2 x 1.3" (15.5 x 5.6 x 3.3 cm)
5 oz (141.7 g)
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
11.6 x 7.7 x 2.2"
Midland T61VP3 Reviews
We’ve had these radios for just over two years, they aren’t that great. I probably won’t buy more. One of them still functions flawlessly. The other one doesn’t work at all. At first it was the batteries, so we started using just AAA’s, and even still the Radio doesn’t work properly. Cutting out and giving battery low warnings even after we put brand new batteries in. We don’t use these frequently, and their use has always been light
Bought mine a couple weeks ago very pleased exactly what I wanted
Nice radio, Standard range
We have had the radios about a month. They have been on two camping trips and used at home. We like having a good set of radios, especially taking the kids camping, to keep in touch when seperated. While camping we tested them against an older pair of radios we have and these preformed a bit better. Like all radios, it depends on where they are being used. In a campground that was pretty open we experienced roughly a half mile range. Which to me is understandable when the signal is trying to fight its way through many metal campers. While camping in a extremely wooded campground we got a little over a quarter mile range. At home we could go as far as possible with line of sight. I really love that they charge using a standard USB cable. It is very easy to charge them from your laptop, car, camper or really anywhere. Our older set requires a specific cord, a dock and a wall adapter. While these can be charges in or out of their docking station. They are feature packed and from my research utilize the correct FRS frequencies. A lot of cheap Chinese radios will utilize frequencies that are technically illegal in the untied states. Again, compared to our older set these are smaller, more powerful, have WAY more features, better battery life and are overall easier to use. I would highly recommend buying a pair. Especially if you camp, hike or do any other outdoor activities where cell signal may not exist.
Fun, easy to use radios!
This set of radios were ready to use straight out of the package. The desktop charger is compact so it does not take up a ton of room. It plugs in easily and 2 radios just set in very easily. The 3rd radio can be plugged in using the micro usb charging cord. The radios also came with belt clips and rechargeable batteries. The belt clips have proven to be sturdy however, they are removable if you don't need it. My son and I use these radios to communicate on our 6 acre property. We can always here each other and don't experience any interference. We cannot back up the claim that the radios have a 32 mile range however. I got in my car and drove away and got about 2 miles down the road and we lost radio contact all together. Maybe there is something I am not doing to reach that range? Overall, I love these radios and have already recommended them to a friend who also has several acres of land. The battery life seems really good. We left these off charger (not using) to see how long they would hold a charge and they lasted about 1 week. With continual use, it's several hours. The rechargeable batteries can be removed and 3-aaa batteries can be used instead if 3 or more hours are needed for communication. I have only received one weather alert as it's been pretty mild (weather wise) since I bought these. It was somewhat spotty reception for the weather alert but overall could be very useful if I were out camping in an area without cell service (which happens a lot). The quality of this radio seems to be really good. It feels very well put together and rugged. When considering purchasing a set of radios that work well, have good reception and range and are rugged enough to go camping with and for everyday use, I would purchase these again. Having solid communication with my kids while on our property or in the woods is very important and cell phones just aren't reliable like a good set of 2-way radios. The push to talk feature is easy to use and the rubber coating feels thick and durable.
No cell service at your camping site, no problem!
These radios were perfect for my family camping trip. They gave me a whole new peace of mind when my children wanted to venture out and explore the campgrounds with new friends. It was comforting to know that I could let them play and explore, but still have them only a push button away. When one little boy fell and hurt his leg, they were able to call for help right away. These radios have a decent range. The range is clearly extended when there are no obstacles or obstructions. I'm not sure about the 32 mile range, but across a lake the range is satisfactory. We may have had better luck with range had I not dropped one of them in a puddle of water on our canoe trip. They are NOT waterproof. I was devastated thinking I had ruined them. However, after about a week of drying out, it started working again! I am super excited to put them to a longer range test during our Colorado ski trip in December. Another feature I like is the charging design. The charging cable is a standard Micro USB cable that is not proprietary. They can be charged individually or together through the charging stand. When you place the radios on the charger the bar meter blinks to indicate that they are charging. There is a "FULL" message that displays on the screen when the battery is fully charged. If you are out and about and the rechargeable battery runs out, you can replace it with standard AAA batteries. Lastly, the NOAA weather station is nice bonus, size is relatively compact, and each radio comes with it's own belt clip.
Midland Radio X Talked Two Way Radio
I’ve never been much of a walkie talkie person, but recently while camping in an area with no service what so ever, we encountered some dangerous weather (a tornado) that went through near our campground. With no way to get reliable updates and no way to contact each other, walkie talkies seemed like a good idea. I chose these because of the weather alert and weather scan technology. Although we luckily did not get the chance to use the weather alert function, it is comforting to have this option if we were ever to go through bad weather again while camping. The product itself is really nice! I like that it came with the batteries for operation. The stand for charging is small and convenient to place anywhere while they’re charging! If you don’t have the space to use the charger, there is a USB cord that can be used to charge them as well which is convenient for charging t in the car in between hikes. As for using them, I enjoyed the clear quality of the audio. We used them on a hike in which we hiked opposite ways (about 5 miles each, so a total of 10 miles apart) and the reception was still clear, although it was spotty depending on what the area was like. For example, if very wooded the reception was a little spotty. They are very user friendly, as I have never used one before but it came naturally to me. The user manual is available on Midland’s product page, which was very helpful since this is all new to me. The battery life lasts an entire hike for us, which is what we wanted, and this would be about 4 hours on average. We have not tried to use them longer than this. Overall, I really enjoyed using this and found them to be of great quality. We will continue to use these on our hikes and other outdoor adventures!
Well constructed. Selected this model because of it's "range". Knew limited by the terrain, it's also blocked by construction of the facility of transmitter and receiver (that was anticipated some, but this unit isn't great even in High Power). Therefore, could not use for intended, but still has good general range.
Nice little radios, 1 bad battery pack
I really like how small these guys are and the fact that you can use regular rechargeable batteries in them. We did have one battery pack that wouldn't hold a charge right out of the box, which was unfortunate. Charged it several times after it died but it wouldn't last more than a few brief conversations (less than two minutes of actual talk time) before it died again, and that was right after it was taken off the charger. The display showed that it was fully charged before we took it off the charger and used it. Got about a mile's range inside city limits surrounded by buildings, which isn't bad. Haven't tried them out in the woods yet.
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