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MIDLAND XT511 Base Camp Radio

  • Emergency radio with 22 GMRS/FRS channels
  • 10 NOAA weather channels Includes AM/FM
  • Perfect for Power Outages/Mobile Use
  • Alarm Clock
  • Features VOX automatic voice-activated
  • USB port
  • Water resistant

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The XT511 Base Camp Radio combines the emergency power of a Dynamo Crank with GMRS 2-way radio technology. The XT511 is ideal for hiking or camping enthusiasts as an essential precautionary tool for any emergency situation. Compatible with other FRS/GMRS radios.

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Two-way Radio
Frequency Band
22 Channels
Privacy Codes
121 Privacy Codes - Gives you up to 3144 channel options to help you block other conversations
NOAA Weather Radio
NOAA Weather Alert Radio - Automatically alerts for severe weather/hazard information 24/7
Frequency Range
GMRS 462.550 ~ 467.7125 MHz
WX 162.400-162.550
eVOX - 3 Sensitivity Levels - Easy voice activation - No need for external microphone
Call Tones
5 Call Alerts - Different call tones to notify you of incoming calls from your group
Keypad Lock
Locks in your selected settings


Power Supply
5 Power Options - Uses 4 standard "AA" batteries, Rechargeable Battery Pack, Dynamo Crank, AC Adapter or DC Adapter
Battery Life
Battery Life Extender - Provides longer battery life


22 Channels Clear, crisp communication with easy button access

Channel Scan - Automatically checks channels for activity

Dual Watch - Lets you monitor two channels

Auto Squelch - Removes annoying background noise

Monitor - Checks for any activity within your channel

HI/LO Power Settings - Lets you adjust transmit power & conserve battery life

Roger Beep - Indicates call completion

Silent Operation - Turns off all tones for quiet operation

Bright Backlit Display [LCD] - Easy to read day or night

Keystroke Tones - Audible tones with each key press

AM/FM Radio

Alarm Clock with Snooze


USB Connector -Allows you to recharge your cell phone in an emergency

Mic and Headphone Jacks

Package Contents

Package Contents


Accessory Hand MIC

Rechargeable Battery Pack

AC wall adapter

DC Adapter

Shoulder Strap

Owner's manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Robert C.
  • 5/15/2012 5:03:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: The XT511 is a decent product. It handles FRS communications very nicely and the local NOAA weather stations can also be heard fairly well. The weather alert feature works perfectly so if you enable it, expect to be alarmed when the weekly tests are run by NOAA!

Cons: The AM and FM receiver is not terribly sensitive. It certainly picks up the local stations fine, but don't expect to hear much more than that. My last crank handle radio is an old analog Grundig and it's far more sensitive. Also, the battery life of the XT511 is fairly dismal in comparison to other portables I own. With roughly 20 minutes of playing time per day, expect to have to recharge this after a bit more than a week. Under the same conditions, my cheap little Grundig will run for months.

Other Thoughts: In spite of the lackluster AM BCB reception I would still purchase this item. The ease of use makes it a snap for anyone to use this unit.

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  • Capital O.
  • 6/24/2009 1:50:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Awesome.
Using as a building to building communications at Church to stay in contact w/ Childrens & Nursery facilities.

Signal is great & features are quick & easy to use.
Love this base camp unit.

Cons: None.

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  • William F.
  • 6/13/2009 11:46:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice combo AM/FM/NOAA/GMRS radio

Pros: Picks up AM/FM/NOAA plus 22 channel GMRS w/privacy codes.
Multiple power options, including hand crank.
Relatively compact design, BIG handle, detachable shoulder strap, detachable hand mic.

Cons: Sturdy but not rugged (don't drop it).
Not the camouflage version.

Other Thoughts: Have not tested max range.

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