Midland MXT105 Review

Midland MXT105

The Midland MXT105 is a 5 Watt UHF FM Two-Way Mobile Radio operating within the General Mobile Radio Service on 15 High and Low Power GMRS Channels. This unit is the lowest power model Midland manufactures in the MicroMobile series of GMRS Radios and at the time of this review can be purchased from A****n.com for $109.99 US.

The MXT105 is a great compact radio for use on the Farm, on ATV’s, while Overlanding, or as a small portable base station during emergencies like natural or man-made disasters. The lower power 5 Watts is still enough to keep in contact with nearby friends and family and to keep communications short range if “communication security” is a concern. If greater distance is needed the MXT105 is also capable of operating through repeaters on 8 different repeater channels to extend the overall radio coverage to nearly double or more distance. This unit set up as a small or portable base station either in the home or in a stationary vehicle in conjunction with other in the field using hand held radios works great for neighborhood watch or small search and rescue efforts.

The manufacture does provide a small magnetic mount UHF antenna with the radio that works well for the shorter range communications and can reach several miles depending on terrain. The antenna does come with a very long cable to help with a more permanent installation into pretty much any vehicle though we suggest if doing a permanent install to use a better antenna like the Browning 450MHz-470MHz UHF NMO antenna which also offers 3dB of gain. If you will be going into place with low clearances maybe you would prefer the Browning BR2445 450MHZ–465MHz this is a Pretuned Low-Profile UHF NMO style mount antenna which is only 3-1/4″ tall.

Note: Repeaters are not available everywhere but you can reference a GMRS repeater map on mygmrs.com to see if one might be available where you are or are going to. The map is not 100% accurate but is pretty well kept up and it also may not list every repeater in the US as the data for the map is provided only by those who are members of mygmrs.com and are the owners of the listed repeater(s).

Midland MXT105 Features

  • 15 GMRS Channels
  • Extra Long Range
  • 142 Privacy Codes
  • 5.0 Watt Output Power
  • 10 Weather Channels
  • Weather Scan
  • Silent Operation
  • Channel Scan
  • Manual Squelch
  • Backlit LCD Display (5 Levels of Brightness)
  • Power Selectable (Hi/Lo)
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Keypad Lock
  • Monitor Function
  • Audible Button Beeps
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Mobile GMRS Radio
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

Included with the Midland MXT105

  • Midland MXT105 MicroMobile GMRS Two Way Radio
  • Flip-Frame Detachable Mount
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Hand Microphone
  • Microphone Holder
  • 12V Power Cord With Vehicle Adapter
  • Magnetic Mount Mobile Antenna With 19 FT. Cable
  • Owner’s Manual

Midland MXT105 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 0.90 in. (H) x 4.01 in. (W) x 3.44 in. (D) / 22.86mm x 101.8mm x 87.37mm
  • Weight: 6.08 oz, / 172.36g
  • Antenna Connector Type: SO-239 (UHF Female)

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