Question about Midland Radio Communications
I would take a cloth and give battery contacts and contacts on the radio a good rub, sounds like a dirty contact.
Posted on May 10, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Midland gxt-850 gets HOT!
It is very possible that the terminal of the positive end of the bottom battery is shorting to the battery's body hence the heating up. If this is the case, then when you charge the radio, excessive current is flowing since the battery set has one shorted. Again this would cause heat buildup specially on the bottom battery and the charging terminals.
A possible solution is to check the bottom battery's positive terminal and ensure that it only contacts with the positive terminal of the battery and does not touch the battery body (which is negative).
Alternately (and perhaps more to your advantage), seek replacement of the defective unit considering it is new and therefore should be under warranty.
Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
Hello batterbum, from the info you listed you have the right battiers & charger, with alkaline the radios work leads to wrong or a bad batch of Ni-MH battiers. Vibrations from a battery pack states too much current being drawn for battery capacity. Note: depleting a battery and recharging with a charger will place the battery in a false full charge state. Recharging a depleted battery with a DC power supply with current limit can reboot the battery to a 90% cycle. I suggest returning battiers for correct replacements, if they are correct 'by the book' ask for the highest in mAhr specs. Please inform me of your outcome. Good Luck
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Hello pjbracht, I just responed to a duplicate of your problem. If they are new, return the battiers and confirm they are "by the book" replacements. If so ask for replacemrnts with a higher mAhr. It is not correct for vibration from a battery pack, lead, NiCad, Ni-MH, period.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
To troubleshoot: Unlock your keypad lock, then reprogram your radios to the following settings. (Check function after each change)
1) Shut off the Interference Eliminator (set to zero).
2) Turn off the Qt filter.
3) Vox setting to off.
By shutting off all the "bells and whistles" of the radio, you will take it back to being just simply on a frequency. If your radios do not communicate with one another then, or with your friend's radios, you have radio which is failing to operate.
If the radios do work in this simple mode. One by one add the special features back until you discover the culprit.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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