LXT500VP3 Walkie Talkie

The LXT500 two-way radio comes equipped with 22 Channels and has up to 24-mile line of sight range. License Free FRS Radio.

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Features


Three Year Warranty

22 Channels - Clear, crisp communication with easy button access

24 Mile Range*

Dual Power Options - Uses 4 “AAA” batteries (not included) or rechargeable batteries (included)

Channel Scan - Automatically checks channels for activity

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

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REVIEWS


Up To 24 Mile Two-Way Radios is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over & Out - These Walkie Talkies Are Excellent! For years my kids and I have talked about one important missing element from our list of camping 'must haves' - a really great set of walkie talkies that would keep our family connected while out hiking trails (OK, or getting lost at the mall - remember this pre-Covid 19 experience?!). You see, we're a family of four, and that usually means that one half of our brood ends up walking a bit faster then the other half (I won't disclose that I tend to be in the faster half with my wee youngest one!), and often get separated. So we finally decided to get the Midland 2-Way Radios and this ended up being a great decision, for a few different reasons. First, what you see is what you get - there's no surprises. Second, the quality of these walkie talkies is just fantastic. Both the durability of the units, which I was incredibly impressed by, or the audio quality when put to use, this product is top-notch. Apart from taking them out of the box, inserting the batteries (which you should read the directions on, unlike me!) and letting the 2 radios charge for 24 hours, it couldn't have been easier to get these devices up and running just in time for our camp trip. And while we didn't get separated for more than just a mile or two, the reception was absolutely perfect. The units come with a clip that you can attach to the back of the walkie talkies (which I highly recommend affixing immediately before misplacing them!) and can either clip on to your belt, backpack or hang from inside your tent. Be sure to read the instructions for maximum effect! Over & Out!!!
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great Cost is just right for us. Easy to use and durable.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Walkie Talkies We purchased 22 of these walkie talkies for counselors at an outdoor camp. We used them everyday for the whole summer and they worked great! They were durable and you can understand the person talking clearly. To top it off the customer service at Midland is outstanding. They helped us pick out the best walkie talkies for our program and answered all the questions we had. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Radios I am very pleased with these radios. My partner and I are avid hikers, but we hike at very different speeds. Since we have gotten these radios, we have been able to start out at different times and check in with each other until we get to the designated meeting spots. It has been a great game changer! I have used these both in "line of sight" as it mentions on the website and in wooded and rocky terrain without line of sight. They worked great. Even in the rocky terrain, when we were pretty far from each other, we were able to connect. They are lightweight and hook well onto straps and pant pockets. They have been holding a charge really well. I like that there are 22 channels to choose from, as other hikers use radios too. :) Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2020-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Range and Tough Too! We are avid campers and were excited to try these out primarily with our kids while the explore the campgrounds. These came nicely packaged, are a perfect size, and we were very anxious to test out the range. Our kids were super excited and loved using them. The range was very ample for us and our usage. The kids were able to traverse the whole campground and we were able to hear them loud and clear. They also told me the accidentally “dropped” them a few times and they kept working just fine. The only downside to these is there is no battery display to see what the level is. It only tells you when it is low. I’d love to have had that as an added feature. Totally pleased with these little radios and so glad to have them while we are camping! It’s a purchase you won’t regret!
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good price for a radio, but not a long-range radio These Midland radios are good radios for the price, but they are not long-range radios by any means. They advertise that the range on these LXT-500 radios as 24 miles, but that is only on flat land with zero obstructions. We use our radios around campsites and while hiking, and the range for these radios in those situations is somewhere under a mile or less depending on how dense the trees or buildings are in the area. These radios are best for keeping track of kids or friends on short hikes or around the campgrounds. Don’t get me wrong, I love these radios for just that fact because we mostly use two-way radios when traveling in a convoy or around our campsite. These are definitely entry-level radios for short-range use only. They do not have the range of 22 miles as stated. I love Midland products, but they need to be more honest on their packaging about the real range in real-life conditions.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Radios I bought 4 of these Midland Two-Way Radios about a month ago. They preformed perfectly within our business operations on the road. The talk range is extremely far considering the size of these radios. They seem to take a lot of wear and shock without damage. I really like the traditional talk button location on the side of the radios, as other brand radios don't do anymore.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for overlanding trips with friends! I am super happy with these radios! I love that they are simple and easy to use as well as affordable. I've considered installing a more complex comms setup in my rig but these radios get the job done well! I feel so much safer knowing that I have a way to communicate with others while out on the trails. Looking forward to using these radios on many more trips!
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Walkie Talkies I used them from vehicle to vehicle while moving to tell when we needed to stop for gas, food, or just to stretch our legs. I used them to communicate with the worker on my roof. I also used them to communicate when I bought a motorcycle and had run down to reserve. We got separated and couldn't see one another but was able to communicate the stop made. I also used them in a Walmart to tell my wife that I was ready to leave and would meet her at the exit. I'm sure there are many other ways to use them in other situations such as boating or hunting even from airplane to ground or another airplane. Some models have weather channels if your on a hike. Old people who are bed ridden could call for help to one outside the home. You can buy a head set that will make them hands free and good from one motorcycle to another or even a group for they will communicate to others on the same channel. They can also be private communication as well.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Camping We are enjoying our LXT500VP3 Walkie Talkies especially when camping. They are great for guiding my husband as he backs into our camp site. I drove our truck 1.7 miles from the campground and could still communicate with my husband who was inside our RV. I also like how firmly the charger holds the walkie talkies.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little personal radio So I got these radios in a bundle offer. I been listening to people talking from Tucson and pason Arizona. Im in buckeye Arizona. That's quite a distant for line of sight. Great repeaters. Battery life is also good. Im thinking of getting two more and a moble for my truck.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for the price This is a nice, simple walkie talkie on the lower end of the Midland product line. I acquired a set to review in August 2020. It works nicely right out of the box. Make sure to give it a good 24-hour charge the first time. This is a good example of you get what you pay for. Once you get the volume set right (not too loud), it sounds just fine. There is a jack for an optional headset, but I don't have that. They work best when you're within a mile or so of each other and there are no big hills. They boast "up to 24 mile line of sight range." That may be accurate, but the key words here are "line of sight." If your not talking across a flat desert or large body of water, your range is more like a mile or two, max. And that's OK for what we use them for, which is talking on the road between our converted school bus and support vehicle when it's not practical (or legal) to call on the cell phone. Also when we're out of cell range and not too far from each other, like on a backwoods trail. These are a nice addition to the communications arsenal. They don't require a license (or cost as much as) a VHF radio. I'm glad I bought them.
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Radios with Clarity and Range I have been super impressed with the clarity and range of the radios. When I received them, I unboxed them immediately and threw them on the charger. I was happy that I was able to charge both of the radios at the same time. Alternatively, I could have put in AAA batteries, but I would rather use the rechargeable ones that it comes with. After the charge, I wanted to give them a test. I sent one of my kids on their scooter to the local school (about 2 miles in distance) and could mostly hear him with clarity when on a hi power setting. This was in a city where there are no tall buildings, but there are still cell towers and other things that could disrupt the signal. A couple of my other kids were using the X-TALKER T20X4, but only got about .5 mile before their voices were a bit crackly coming through. The product is well made and seems to be very durable. The battery charge has lasted for quite a bit of time. My kids have been using them to play across the neighborhood and we haven't had to charge them yet. The belt buckle is convenient to have so you don't have to carry in your hand and I like that you don't have to remove it for charging. Pros: - Easy to use - Instructions don't require an advanced degree in linguistics - Durable - Great Range - Great voice clarity - Hi/Lo range Cons: - No Light up Display / not backlit for night time - Would like to have sub channels like some other devices I have used have
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Camping/4x4 Radios I’ve had these little Walkies for a week now and they have gotten the job done. We’ve used them to communicate between cars on our drive to Joshua Tree National Park as well as within the park, the park has zero cell coverage. Additionally, I left one at a friends house about a mile away to test them in the suburbs. In both cases, we had zero issues. When you purchase a bargain product like this it is all about trades offs and the Midland Radios make the right ones to get the right price. Pros: -Perfect for camping, caravanning, and hiking with groups if you are staying relatively close -Compact durable design allows them to be stashed almost anywhere -Rechargeable batteries and base means less waste and a smaller footprint -Radios snap into charging base with a satisfying click and lights indicate you are charging -Enough channels to avoid congestion and background noise -Screen lock child proofs radio settings for communication with younger children Cons: -Like all Walkie Talkies that claim 20+ miles, these will never actually get that -Would not count on these over a mile distance -If you are using these in the outdoors like me you will need to pick up a car charger adapter to charge on the road -If you want weather alerts you’ll have to upgrade to the Midlands LXT600VP3 -Belt clips are not hinged and just a simple piece of plastic At this price range, the pros easily outweigh the cons and this product is an easy recommendation.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for travellers with a plug in! I got a set of these, as well as the X-TALKER T20X4 Walkie Talkie Four Pack. I wasnt sure what would be best for different kinds of camping, or for use by my kids vs by me or by my older parents. I tested these under a variety of conditions, including in varied topography, heavy forest, on roads and on water. Overall, this radio set is defintiely more powerful, and clearer for a longer range generally. I didnt test them over a distance further than 6 miles, but it can do that over water, or down a river in a flat valley or along flat road. It can also do several miles in heavy vegetation, as long as the terrain is flat. Rougher terrain in the woods with hills, or on a river with steep hills and a lot of bends, it is reduced to a mile or two, unfortunately. But defitnitely good to use outdoors or on a road trip. Advantages: able to be charged with a regular plug outlet, or you can put in regular batteries. Louder, clearer transmission for longer distances than other models. Multiple channels possible. Disadvantages: casing is a bit less sturdy than the X-talker T20X4, charge by plug in doesnt last quite as long as with batteries, and the various buttons are a bit more complicated to figure out. It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery which is great, but it is a little tricky to install. However, given the longer clearer range, I would say this version would be preferable if planning to use on a road trip, especially if you have a plug in adapter in your car.
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic and functional addition to your gear As a regular backpacking party of 2, my partner and I were on the hunt for a means of communication when cell service was limited. Since we typically visit remote locations for our treks, primitive sites are usually very limited and we are guilty of wanting to set up camp at a location that serves our interests and duration of stay. This often means that one of us needs to forge ahead of the other to scout out additional sites while the other holds a reached site until we have settled on the option that best suits our time in the wilderness. We have debated for some time what might support our needs while keeping additional pack weight to a minimum and settled on giving the Midland X-Tra Talk LXT500VP3 a go—and we’re so happy that we did! These talkies meet our basic need to communicate regardless of cell reception (the main goal) along with a few other awesome features that we didn’t even realize we needed. The units themselves are small which really helped since space in a pack for a multiple night trip is hard to come by. They also have a clip so that you can attach it directly to your belt and avoid compromising pack space altogether. There is a call button on the side that emits a sort of ring sound and we like to use this to cue each other in the instance static makes hearing difficult. However, static has only been a challenge when we tested them out within city limits—so the call feature just becomes great back up while in the backcountry. We were shocked at how clearly our voices can be hear when we tested them up to 3 miles from one another on a mini-trek. While the units offer multiple channels, again, the only time we’ve needed to use that is within city limits and other users can be picked up. It’s a great option though and we’re thankful to have it should the need arise for what we use it for primarily. We also really appreciate the option to turn off the Roger Beep Tone and control volume, as we like to travel sort of discreetly and this has helped us to move without disturbing our surroundings. As mentioned, we like to use these the most while site scouting. One of us will stay at a found walk-up first come first served site with the packs while the other moves ahead to see if there is a more efficient site still available. This is hugely beneficial if you’ve hiked several miles to the first site and prefer to conserve remaining energy until you know it’s absolutely needed. One thing we wouldn’t mind is a smaller travel charger since the units do require being locked into a larger wall-charging unit. But the battery life is sufficient for our needs at this time since we really only use them at the beginning of a trip and then power off. We also like to use the talkies when camping in more developed sites with groups. The scout vehicle will move through the grounds while the others wait and this allows us to find our most desired site without creating a lot of dust and disturbance to other settled campers. They have also helped us stay in communication with base camp friends/family while on day hikes which is nice for coordinating mealtimes together between stationary and moving party members. We have tried to use them in city limits from 1-6miles apart and had some challenges hearing each other but were able to make do. In nature they perform with absolute clarity and excellence and are a great and functional addition to your gear!
Date published: 2020-09-12
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QUESTIONS


How do you turn the volume down on the wallow talkie 

Asked by: Brooklyn
The up and down arrows on the faceplate on the front of the walkie talkie turn the volume up and down.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2021-05-18

Does This Product Work With Midland Surveillance Headsets?

Asked by: Jules
Yes it does!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-11-28

Is it possible to buy a single walkie talkie of model lxt500pv3, since I lost one of them?

Asked by: Rayyan69
We do not currently have a single unit for sale online, but you can always call us directly for assistance. Our team can be reached at 816-241-8500 between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm CST Monday - Friday
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-11-28

Hello, do you offer an ac wall adaptor, working on 110-220v? I would like to use my radios in Europe as well.

Asked by: AlexBG
The wall adapter provided for this product will accept 220V.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-10-07

I broke a belt clip for these. Can I order more through your website?

Asked by: Jac208813
Hello, to purchase a replacement belt clip you would need to give us a call. We can be reached at 816-241-8500 between 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-12-16

I see some pictures of this model having a back lit display but the ltx500vp3 i purchased seems to not have this, is there a revised version or am i not finding the option to turn it on?

Asked by: Rg4657
The LXT500 series radios do not have a back light
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2020-04-06

What is the output power for low and hi settings for Xtra Talk LXT500VP3?

Asked by: stan007
Hey Stan, on low setting the output is .5W and on high output up to 2W.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-09-30

The speaker/mic jack, are they 3.5mm?

Asked by: Cheng
Yes, it is.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2018-07-20
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