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Midland XT511 22 Channel GMRS Emergecny Dynamo Crank Radio with NOAA All Hazard/Weather Alert and AM/FM. The unique XT511 Base Camp Radio from Midland combines communication, emergency notification and information all in one package. The Dynamo Crank will power all the functions of the unit including the LED Flashligh when power is lost or no power is available and can be operated with 4 “AA” Batteries. The XT511 can also be used to charge Midlad GXT Series battery packs or charge cell phones that use a USB connection. The 22 channel GMRS radio features 121 privacy codes, Channel Scan, Hi/Lo Power, and can be used with the included microphone or hands frree with the VOX feature. Stay up to date with the latest weather and hazard information with the NOAA Weather/All Hazard with Alert feature or listen to your favorite AM or FM Radio Station. The XT511 features a Large LCD with backlighting with Clock and Alarm.

Midland’s XT511 is a durable GMRS emergency crank radio with a wealth of features to keep you informed, charged up, and in contact no matter the situation around you.

Midland XT511

Stay in touch no matter your environment.
Midland XT511 Dynamo Crank

Dynamo crank allows recharging of batteries without access to electricity.
Midland XT511 Side

Built-in flashlight and USB port for charging your cell phone or other devices.
22-Channel GMRS/FRS Radio

The Midland XT511 radio provides you with seven GMRS/FRS, seven FRS (Family Radio Service), and seven GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) channels, for a total of 22 UHF channels. Additionally, the XT511 comes with 121 privacy codes to lessen interference or eavesdropping, which in effect gives you 3144 channel options.

Five separate call alerts identify incoming calls from your group, and an e-VOX function with three selectable sensitivity levels offers voice-activated, hands-free operation. This radio also features a channel scan, for locating active channels, along with a keypad lock so you don’t accidentally change your settings.

While communicating, you can rest assured you’ll be heard with features like auto squelch, which removes annoying background noise. You can also make sure you’re hitting keys with keystroke tones, and use the keypad lock feature to “lock in” your preferred settings.

NOAA Weather Alert Radio

The XT511 offers NOAA Weather Alert Radio to automatically alert you to any severe weather/hazard information near your area, 24/7. Additionally, a Dual Watch feature lets you monitor two channels at once, so you can keep abreast of any developements in an emergency situation while maintaining communication.

Perfect for Power Outages/Mobile Use

The XT511 offers several powering options. You can power with four standard AA batteries, or use the rechargeable battery pack. An AC adapter for wall-charging and a DC adapter for charging in your vehicle’s “cigarette lighter” outlet are both provided.

Better yet, a Dynamo crank is provided, for recharging its batteries without access to electricity. A USB port lets you charge your cell phone directly from the radio using crank power (or of course, outlet power when available).

Alarm Clock

Last but not least, an alarm clock is provided, so you can get a jump on the day even if you’re out in the middle of nowhere.

XT511 Select Specifications

Channels: 22 FRS/GMRS and 7 Weather
Frequency Band: GMRS 462.550 ~ 467.7125 MHz, WX 162.400-162.550
FM/AM Frequency: AM 530 ~ 1700 kHz, FM 87.9 ~108.1 MHz
Unit Dimensions (H x Wx D): 6.5 x 7.5 x 2.75 Inches
Unit Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Display Size (W x H): 3.375 x .937 Inches
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Power Requirement: 4AA or 5V DC
Crank Recharging: 2 TPS x 90 sec= 60 minutes operating time
Operating Temperature Range: 10 ~ 50° C

What’s in the Box

XT511 radio with dynamo power crank, rechargeable battery pack, AC wall power adapter, DC power adapter, accessory microphone, user’s guide and warranty information.

Product Features

  • Emergency radio with 22 GMRS/FRS channels and all 10 NOAA weather channels with alert function
  • Includes AM/FM radio reception, a clock with an alarm function, and a 3-LED flashlight
  • Features VOX automatic voice-activated operation, and a USB port for charging cell phones, radios, etc.
  • Rechargeable battery can be powered by dynamo hand crank, or included AC or DC power adapters And 4 AA Batteries
  • Constructed to be water resistant, and backed by a manufacturer’s 3-year warranty

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  1. Dr. Wally M. Viray "Wally" says:

    Best Emergency Radio If you are looking for an Emergency 2 way radio, look no further.Pros:1. AM/FM – These are not Bose speakers, but they are clear. It works just like portable battery powered radios. This is useful in emergencies when the TV and cable are knocked down so you can get news from stations that are still transmitting. I take it out with me on my patio and just listen to music or news.2. Multiple power source – Can run on Alkaline, included Rechargeable battery pack, AC…

  2. Mike K "technoguy" says:

    Big features, small performance I have to think that there is tremendous quality control variability with this radio based on the wildly different reviews.I’m a radio geek and have been collecting radios for the last 40 years. When I saw the ad for this Midland I just had to have it. I thought it would be a perfect addition for my camping adventures. The radio seems to be totally loaded with just about anything you would need. It has a GRMS/FRS 2-way radio, an AM/FM radio, a weather radio, a clock with alarm…

  3. Mike Shirley says:

    Surprise Performer I bought this radio based on Google reviews as I wanted a crank AM-FM primarily. But the GMRS side of this radio is superb, the NiMH battery with additional AA alk options, hand mic/speaker are most welcome.I use FRS/GMRS quite a bit both on the Motorola commercial side, Ham and family. I have used scores of different radios from $10 junk FRS walkies to $1000 commercial 2-way. For the price, the GMRS performance is excellent. Sensitive receiver, credible power (not published;…

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