GMRS Base Camp

The XT511 is a 5-Watt 22 Channel GMRS Radio with five power options. Featuring NOAA Weather Radio with Alert as well as an AM/FM Radio, making the XT511 the ultimate communication tool.

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22 Channels

121 Privacy Codes

5-Watts of Power

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NOAA Weather Alert Radio

AM/FM Radio


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X-GMRS Base Camp is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Home I did a review on YouTube of this radio and love it. Just after I did the review Midland discontinued the base camp. Viewers on my channel wrote it was back and I had to check. I am so happy this is back. I think every family should have one. You get an AM/FM radio, a NOAA weather radio with alert, a 5 watt GMRS 2 way radio, a flashlight, and a hand crank phone charger. All that plus 4 ways to power AA, Midland rechargeables, 12v, and 110v. This is an incredible product.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Owned Several Years This is one fantastic GMRS radio with lots of useful features. It transmit at the maximum five watts allowed. Glad to see this available again. Works great with our handhelds as well as our 40-watt mobile GRMS units. Be certain to get a GMRS license before using.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of camping equipment. I've been using the Base Camp radio for a month now. The range and performance on HI power are what we'd expect. The convenient footprint and carry handle allows for handy placement on our camp table to maintain contact with our family campers. The multiple power source feature keeps the batteries charged and operational. The AM/FM/WX broadcast receiving helps us feel secure. The radio is NOT waterproof and should be kept away from direct rain or water hazards. Great piece of camping equipment.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought several I waited several years for the re-release of this radio and I'm not disappointed. The flashlight, ability to charge the radio and a phone, and the weather alert functions are especially handy. Be sure to use alkaline batteries though; the rechargeable one is okay, but alkaline batteries last several days under AM/FM, flashlight, and periodic two-way use.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality This is my SECOND XT511 unit. Love the first one I purchased. Excellent build quality and design, and performs well. Got a second unit just as a spare for a SHTF situation. I am a veteran of U.S.Navy Fleet Intgerlligence, and I know well the value of good communication.This is a vital piece of my families survival equipment. GOOD GEAR.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! No complains.. Bought this to use as backup radio in my farm, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. I’ve tested with some X-talker series and worked amazing! Now i plan on complete my kit with one micromobile for my truck
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy This is a great radio for camping and moteling.. good range.. audio is good.. the power options are great
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Midland xt511 It's a great little package. It's range isn't to far none the less
Date published: 2018-05-10
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I assume this radio cannot use repeaters.  Is that true?

Asked by: amgovret97
That is true, this radio does not have repeater capabilities. You would want to look into our MicroMobile line of radios for that additional function on a GMRS radio!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-09-17

What is the power output of this product?

Asked by: Tom NLU
Hey Tom, The XT511 is capable of up to 5W of output power! MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-06-04

Can you remove the antenna and attach an external one for car use ?

Asked by: MattL
Negative, the antenna is not removable
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-14

Does the antenna fold down or is it fixed?

Asked by: 11:59:59-GO
The antenna folds down!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-14

What is the weight of this radio with battery installed?

Asked by: 11:59:59-GO
Hello there, This radio with the batteries included (rechargeable included/AA not included) will not be over 1.5lbs regardless of the battery option you pick! MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-14
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