January 25, 2022
Midland Radio Corporation’s MXT500 MicroMobile Two-Way Radio is a huge hit with emergency managers. In disasters, EM’s rely on volunteer groups like CERT to direct traffic, distribute first aid, food and clothing, and assist first responders. Members of CERT, the Community Emergency Response Team, buy inexpensive FRS or GMRS walkie-talkie radios and with an MXT500 unit in their vehicle, emergency managers can speak to all of the in-range CERT volunteers at once.
Why is the MXT500 so popular? At 50 watts, it is the highest-powered GMRS transceiver on the market, providing excellent coverage across wide terrain. It’s our best radio for farms and ranches, for outdoor activity, and for public safety and emergency management.
The MXT500 mounts in your vehicle, and looks like a CB radio. But this is not the old Citizens Band. The FRS and GMRS frequencies were designed to deliver better signals and stronger, clearer communications. An external antenna boosts your range, and in line-of-sight situations the signal coverage is phenomenal.