Question about Midland GXT550VP4 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio
SOURCE: wont change channels
First, try resetting the faceplate CPU by shorting the proper pins on the faceplate to radio connector on the back of the faceplate with a piece of wire... They are marked on the connector, if this fixes it for you, enjoy!
If that doesn't work, then remove the back cover of the faceplate and check the faceplate connector itself for bad solder joints. As a matter of fact, check the entire radio for bad solder joints before looking any further.
I bought one of these radios a short time ago; Everything worked except for LSB.
I was told by the radio shop I bought it from that I'd have to wait until June to get it fixed, so I opened it up myself to see if it was something easy to find/fix, since I felt that if it was anything major it wouldn't be able to get AM or USB either.
In my case, I found bad solder joints on the faceplate connectors and a bad solder joint on one of transistors attached to the heatsink.
Once I fixed those two things, it's been a great little radio.
Be sure to reset the faeplate after resoldering and assembling, to clear any errors from the CPU.
Posted on May 22, 2008
SOURCE: How far can that midland
Running most any regular cb, including this one barefoot (with no kicker), having a good antenna, set up with a good ground plane or a no-goundplane antenna, good coax; basically everything in good working order, you can usually bank on about 4 to 5 miles crisp and clear, and at least 6 to 10 miles fairly clear. Of course the further out you get it will start to fade out.
Some radios do better than others, but those are the general numbers I have seen in my years of experience.
Mt. Vernon, TX
Posted on May 22, 2008
SOURCE: midland squealing when talking
soundwas keying up at the same time.s like it could be one of two problems. a loose wire in the mic or some one near you keyed up the same time as you. if the wire in the mic is loose sodder it. If some one keyed up near you you might have blown the reciever chip.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
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