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I need over two hundreds watts mobile two way radio for car service

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Generally 100-110 watts is the most you will find in a mobile FM 2-way radio. However, if your FCC license permits more wattage, you can use an amplifier to boost your power. More wattage does not necessarily equate into more range. Height, placement and tuning of your antenna determines your range. Check with your local FM radio dealer to determine which model will work best in your area.

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Motorola t5720: Why does my radio show 0.5 watt icon even when i am using the 1 watt channel?


It is possible the manual is wrong where it explains channels 1-7 (GMRS/FRS). When checking on line sources your example frequency on Ch 7 of 462.7125 is limited to .5 watt. http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/FRS/GMRS_combined_channel_chart
With this in mind the icon on your radio is correct, and the manual is wrong on page 19. http://shop.giantintl.com/Manuals.asp?

Best regards.

May 24, 2015 | Motorola Talkabout T5720 (7 Channels)...

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Low power on vx-3200


No, they are limited to 5 watts and will not go into the Amateur band. Modification of those radios to other uses is illegal.

Jul 02, 2013 | Vertex Two-Way Radios

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How many watts do midland walkie talkie xt20 have?


These are FRS/GMRS (Family Radio Service/ General Mobile Radio Service) radios. The legal power limit for FRS is 500 milliwatts - or 1/2 watt. GMRS on the other hand is limited to a much higher 50 watt level. The wattage you transmit determines if you need to have a GMRS license. Most GMRS radios are in the .5- 5 watt range however.

The likelihood of your XT20 being a 1/2 watt out on both FRS & GMRS is very good. For Midland (or anyone else for that matter) to produce a radio with a 1 watt output that can run on just 3 "AAA" batteries would be quite the feat! If Midland did do this, the radio's battery life would extremely short. To balance the needs of light weight and battery life, output power needs to be reduced.

Claims of 20 miles is crazy. If you had these radios on mountain tops 20 miles apart - with a clear line of sight between them - MAYBE - you could hear one on the other. This would need to be done under only the most ideal conditions. The actual distance you can expect to get out of a pair of any brand FRS radios in "real world" conditions (line of sight blocked by trees and buildings) is about a mile.

An FRS/GMRS radio limited to 1/2 watt output when used on a GMRS frequency that is close enough to access a GMRS repeater system could easily cover 20+ miles. The key here is having a license and access to the repeater. Repeater owners take a dim view of unlicensed users access their repeater.

Channels 1 thru 7 are FRS and GMRS. That is, if transmitting .5 watts, you can use it as FRS. If transmitting more than .5 watts, you will need a valid GMRS license.

Channels 8 - 14 are expressly for FRS. Only .5 watts transmit power is permitted.

Channels 15 - 22 are expressly for GMRS at any transmit power up to 50 watts. Even if transmitting .5 watts, you MUST have a valid GMRS license on these frequencies.

I know - more infor than you wanted and no vclear cut number for wattage - but there's no info on these radios on Midland's site or anywhere else that I could find. Good luck!

Jun 16, 2012 | Midland XT20 Two Way Radio

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My cobra walkie talkie doesn't work after 2 miles


You didn't include the model number of the radios, but I suspect you're referring to Family Radio Service (FRS) / General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) two way hand held radios. The FRS /GMRS types are limited to just 1/2 watt. Base GMRS type radios are limited to 5 watts. FRS is limited to Ch 1 - 14. Ch 15 - 22 are GMRS only, and require an FCC license to transmit. You can read more about FRS on Wikipedia.

Many FRS / GMRS two way radios claim incredible distances on the packaging. I've seen some that claim 15+ miles. Given the low power (.5 watt) that they are limited to transmitting, claims such as those would be under the most optimal of conditions. I can assure you that you or I would never encounter those conditions unless we were in some sort of radio laboratory / testing space designed to obtain these crazy distances. In other words, even in optimum "real world" conditions; these radio should only be expected to work when separated up to only several "unobstructed line of sight" miles (such as across open water of a lake, along a beach, etc. The range of these same radios will be reduced significantly when operated indoors, outside between buildings, where blocked by rocks, trees, metal, etc. The only reason you may have reduced range could be due to a power level selector switch that has been set to reduce the output power of the radio. Other than that, I think you'll find a couple of miles is about all you're gong to get.

Good luck!

Feb 20, 2012 | Cobra Two-Way Radios

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How to set low power in midland LXT300


  • The Hi and Low power are built into the radio and is dependent on the frequency/ channel you are on. Hi power is 1 Watt and Low power is .5 Watt. The radio is GMRS and FRS. The FRS are low power and the GMRS are Hi power.
  • Channels 1-14 are FRS frequencies and Low power.
  • Channels 15-22 are High power and are GMRS frequencies.
  • FRS = Family Radio Service.
  • GMRS = General Mobile Radio Service.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Sep 28, 2011 | Midland LXT303-A 2-Way Radio

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Is there a way to change the frequency of a specific channel?


FRS & GMRS frequencies have been preset by the governing bodies where these radios are licensed for use. They consist of Ch 1 - 14 for FRS or Family Radios Service (the new "CB" radio) and Ch 15 - 22 for GMRS or General Mobile radio Service. GMRS frequencies may be repeated 5 Mhz higher - the repeater input of channel 22 (462.750 Mhz) may be heard if close to the transmitter on Ch 22, but if a repeater has been set up to repeat signals in range on Ch 22, they would also be heard on 467.750 Mhz. The repeater will likely have one or more of the following: a high vantage point such as a hill or mountain top, may increased output power of up to 50 watts, or have an antenna with gain properties. Any one or combination of any of these benefits, will result in a significantly increased area of coverage.

FRS Frequencies Channel Frequency in MHz 1 462.5625 2 462.5875 3 462.6125 4 462.6375 5 462.6625 6 462.6875 7 462.7125 8 467.5625 9 467.5875 10 467.6125 11 467.6375 12 467.6625 13 467.6875 14 467.7125 15 462.550 16 462.575 17 462.600 18 462.625 19 462.650 20* 462.675* 21 462.700 22 462.725

It is important to note that only Ch 1 - 14 may be used without a license. Transmitting on any of the GMRS frequencies (Ch 15 - 22) shown in red in the chart above, requires an FCC license if used in the U.S.A. Other countries may or may not have laws for licensing the use of any or all these frequencies, so check before transmitting. Modifying an FRS / GMRS radio is a violation of FCC rules and if caught; can result in fines, prison or both.

If you'd like to be able to tune actual frequencies - and not be limited to specific channels, you ought to look into amateur ("ham") radio. While not in the FRS or GMRS bands, there are literally hundreds of thousands of frequencies to use once licensed. The ARRL (American Radio Relay League) has a great deal of info about ham radio.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks!

Feb 03, 2011 | Motorola TalkAbout T5530 2-Way Radio

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No distance beetwen two mobiles, verry weak signal, qther party can not hear the other


I am going to assume your mobile are at least 20 watts model. In the perfect world the golden rule is 1 mile per watt. So you should get 20 miles on a mobile. Now their is variables that shorten the range: high buildings, mountains, power lines ect.. If you are getting a drastic difference in your range it could be a bad coaxial cable (shorted, open, pinched), a bad antenna connector at the radio end or just the wrong band antenna on the radio. If any of these problems is your cause of range issues the longer you transmit into a bad antenna system the better your chances of damaging the transmitting radio.

Dec 24, 2010 | Motorola Two-Way Radios

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Can you give me the specs on: Motorola radius GM300 radio? Model: M43gmc29c2aa wanting to know how many channels and how many watts. Thank you.


I think this is what you are looking for: Motorola Radius GM300 VHF 146-174mhz 16 channel 45 watt mobile (MDL# M43GMC29C2AA)

Jul 11, 2010 | Motorola MU21CV (1 Channel) 2-Way Radio

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I need a two way radio for car service in new york with 200 watts


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Jan 15, 2009 | Two-Way Radios

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Compatability


Any programmable UHF 450-470MHz mobile radio could be programmed to the frequencies of the Spirit MU series radios.

Your radios are 2 watts, so you would probably want to stay with a 1-10 watt, or 10-25 watt mobile radio, to have the best success. The current compatible model for Motorola is the CM200 UHF radio. If you are looking at a used radio, just simply watch for it to be UHF 450-470 MHz.

Then when you are ready to have the mobile radio programmed, the dealer (or programmer) will need to know the settings of your MU radios. These are easily read out over the phone, or in person by an experienced programmer.

Dec 13, 2008 | Motorola MU21CV (1 Channel) 2-Way Radio

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