About the Midland MicroMobile® MXT575
Get all the way out there
Get all the way out there
Need to stay in touch when you're way out in the boonies? Midland's MXT575 MicroMobile radio gives you 50 watts of broadcast power, plus a fully integrated handheld control that's rugged and easy to use. The MXT575's compact design and do-it-all mic make it an ideal choice when you need maximum power, but have minimal installation space to work with. It's ideal for car, truck, or ATV use, or you can set it up at your home or hunting lodge.
With a full 50 watts of power (the most allowed by law) and an external magnetic-mount antenna, the MXT575 offers remarkable range over open terrain. You can access 8 repeater channels and 15 high/low power channels (GMRS Channels: 1-7 and 15-22) with the mic's easy-to-reach buttons, while 142 privacy codes make it unlikely that you'll trip over anyone else's transmissions. You can scan channels, too, so you won't miss anything if you don't want to. This radio also communicates with Midland GMRS radios and most walkie-talkies.
Mind the weather
To keep up with changing conditions in the field, the MXT575 gives you 10 NOAA weather channels. If a nasty front's rolling in, you'll be able to plan accordingly.
Clarity, control, and charging
The external microphone ensures that you'll be heard clearly while putting all the controls right where you need them. The "silent mode" operation keeps distracting beeps and tones out of the mix, and you'll also appreciate features like auto-squelch, monitor mode, keypad lock, an external speaker jack, digital volume controls, and a backlit high-contrast LCD that's easy to see, day or night. There's even a charging USB port so you can keep your phone and other devices at the ready, too.
Install it where you want it
The MXT575 is easy to install in your home or vehicle. The detachable flip-frame mount secures on or under the dash, and you can slide the radio out when you need to. Midland includes a 12-volt adapter for mobile use. For use in your home or hunting lodge, we recommend plugging into the DuraComm LPX-14 radio power supply (sold separately).
- 50-watt GMRS base radio with external antenna
- fully integrated handheld control microphone
- external magnetic mount antenna
- detachable flip-frame mount installs on or under dash
- charging USB port
- external speaker jack
- backlit LCD display
- 8 repeater channels for increased range
- 15 high and low power channels (GMRS Channels: 1-7 and 15-22)
- 142 privacy codes
- channel scan to monitor radio activity
- controlled frequency synthesizer
- silent operation quiets beeps and tones
- digital volume controls
- compatible with Midland (and most other) GMRS two-way radios
- FCC license required
- dimensions with bracket: 5-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 7-5/16"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # MXT575
What's in the box:
Midland MicroMobile® MXT575 owner's manual
- Two-way radio with mounting bracket and 10" power/ground pigtail (2-pin Molex plug)
- Microphone with coiled cable (RJ-45 plug)
- 8' Power/ground cable with in-line 15A fuses on both wires (Molex plug on one end and ring terminals on other end)
- MXTA51 NMO Magnetic antenna base with attached 20' cable (male UHF connector)
- 6" Screw-on NMO antenna mast
- Metal antenna mounting plate with 3M adhesive backing
- Microphone bracket with adhesive backing
- 3 Mounting screws (3/8" length)
- 2 M4 x 7mm screws (each with a flat washer and split lock washer)
- Owner's Manual
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More details on the Midland MicroMobile® MXT575
Overview: The Midland MXT575 is a powerful GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) two-way radio with a fully-integrated control microphone with display. The base unit can be tucked away out of sight, making it ideal for vehicles with limited dashboard space. The two-way radio has 50 watts of power, the most available in a GMRS radio, providing a maximum operational range of up to 75 miles. With a front panel USB-C port, you can fast-charge your smartphone, tablet, or even your laptop. In addition to the control microphone, the radio includes a 6" antenna with a magnetic NMO base. The MXT575 is compatible with Midland FRS/GMRS walkie-talkies (GMRS channels only).
Note: Operation of a GMRS radio requires an FCC license. The fee was reduced in April 2022 from $70 to $35 for a ten-year license.
Range: The 50-watt MXT575 can provide exceptional communication range. The following is an estimated range guide:
- Maximum Range: No obstructions; maximum distance is up to 75 miles line of sight
- Medium Range: Partial obstructions (trees, small hills, etc); distance is 20-25 miles line of sight
- Short Range: Major obstructions (buildings, larger hills, mountains, etc); distance is 10-15 miles line of sight
Channels: The MXT575 provides 15 GMRS channels that can be selected manually or with the Auto-scan mode that continuously scans all 15 available channels for activity. It also includes a Monitor Mode that lets you check for activity on the currently selected channel. This mode also lets you adjust the volume of the radio if you're not receiving a signal from an assigned transmitter. The MXT575 has the ability to access up to 8 repeater channels which can significantly increase the radio's range and coverage area.
FRS Compatibility: FRS (Family Radio Service) radios share the some of the same channels as GMRS radios (1-7 and 15-22), however at a lower transmitting power level (2W or less). This allows the MXT575 to be used with FRS radios, but with a shorter communication range. Channels 8-14 are strictly for FRS radio use and cannot be used by the MXT575.
Note: If using a GMRS radio to communicate with an FRS radio, communication range will be limited to the FRS radio's ability.
Squelch and Privacy: Squelch is the ability of a transmitter/receiver to suppress or mute the channel if the signal level weakens enough. This helps keep out unwanted channel noise and stray signals from other devices, especially when there's no signal being sent from a transmitting device. The MXT575 has adjustable Squelch sensitivity, with a level of 00 being the most sensitive allowing the squelch to open on very weak signals and a maximum setting of 09 which requires a very strong signal to open the squelch. The radio also features Privacy Codes via CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) and DCS (Digitally Coded Squelch). These systems allow several users to share the same channel without disturbing each other. When CTCSS or DCS is enabled for a selected channel, the channel is muted to all incoming signals unless they carry the correct CTCSS or DCS tone. When a transmission with the correct tone is received, the mute is lifted and the voice audio can be heard. The MXT575 has 142 total Privacy Codes - 38 CTCSS, and 104 DCS.
NOAA Weather-Band Channels: The Midland MXT575 includes NOAA Weather Radio function, supporting all 10 NOAA Weather Channels. This lets you receive weather reports from designated NOAA stations, either by directly selecting a NOAA channel or using the Channel Scan function. The NOAA Weather Channels are:
- Channel 1: 162.550 MHz
- Channel 2: 162.400 MHz
- Channel 3: 162.475 MHz
- Channel 4: 162.425 MHz
- Channel 5: 162.450 MHz
- Channel 6: 162.500 MHz
- Channel 7: 162.525 MHz
- Channel 8: 161.650 MHz
- Channel 9: 161.775 MHz
- Channel 10: 163.275 MHz
Fully-integrated Control Microphone: The Midland 2-way radio includes the MA75 Fully-integrated Control Microphone, which contains all of the device's controls and its LCD display. The microphone's PTT (push-to-talk) button is located on its left side. The front of the mic contains the Menu, Call, Lock, WX, Monitor, Scan, and Volume Up/Down buttons, while the power, channel up, and channel down buttons are on the top. The 1.5" (diagonal) LCD display prominently shows the selected transmit/receive channel, and the signal strength meter. Other icons appear at the top of the display to indicate receiving and transmitting signals, squelch level, Weather Band, scanning, and key lock modes. You can choose between seven display colors: Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Purple, Clear, and Red. The heavy-duty coiled cord plugs into the radio's front panel with an RJ-45 plug. The back of the mic has a standard button for hanging the microphone into the included stick-on mic holder.
Built-In Speaker: The MXT575 features a built-in top-panel speaker. A rear-panel 3.5mm socket lets you connect an optional external speaker (sold separately). A connected speaker must be 8-ohms and rated for 4W. The microphone also has a jack for an optional speaker/mic (sold separately).
USB-C: A front-panel USB-C port can be used for charging a smartphone or other portable devices. The USB-C is QC 3.0/2.0 (Quick Charge) and PD 3.0/2.0 (Power Delivery) compatible. Its output is rated as 12V @ 3A, 9V @ 3A, and 5V @ 3A. The USB-C port can also be used for updating the firmware.
Note: When using the USB-C port for updating, the USB Programming function (menu setting) should be set to On. When using the USB-C port for charging, the USB Programming function should be set to Off.
Intercom Compatible: A rear-panel 4.5mm connection port is provided for connecting to an intercom or a headset with a TA5 mini-XLR connector. This connection requires a 4.5mm-to-miniXLR cable (sold separately). If an intercom system is connected, the hand-held microphone should be disconnected to avoid an echo.
NMO Antenna: The MXT575 includes a 6" antenna with a 20' cable. The antenna utilizes a standard NMO (New Motorola) mount which maintains a low profile above the mounting surface. The magnetic antenna base attaches to any metal surface, such as the top of a vehicle. A metal plate with a 3M adhesive backing is provided for mounting the antenna to a non-metallic surface.
Mounting Bracket: A mounting bracket is included for attaching the 2-way radio to the underside or on top of of a dash or console. A microphone bracket is also included for mounting the mic to a dashboard.
Power: The Midland 2-way radio includes 8' of power and ground wire that will need to be connected to the vehicle's +12VDC electrical system.
- Call Alert: The MXT575 can transmit a call alert for a fixed length of time by pressing the PTT button along with the Channel Up button on the hand-held microphone.
- Transmit Power Level: Two transmitting power levels are available; Hi and Lo.
- Channel Bandwidth: All Midland GMRS radios use narrow-band mode to provide optimum communication and spectrum efficiency with both FRS and GMRS radios which share the 12.5kHz spaced FRS/GMRS channel frequencies. For best clarity, all radios communicating together should use the same bandwidth. When using the MXT575 with wide-band GMRS radios, the channel bandwidth can be switched to wide-band mode (20kHz max).
- Silent Operation (Mute): In Silent Mode, all beeps and tones are disabled.
- Transmitting Power: 50 W
- GMRS Channels: 15
- Privacy Codes: 142
- Repeater Channels: 8
- Dimensions (including mounting bracket): Width 6.24", Height 1.916", Depth 6.848"
2 questions already asked
Amazing radio and great addition to my off road jeep! We use GMRS radios for wheeling and it's so much more fun. word of warning though, wire it directly to the battery or to switching system like I did , it draws a lot of power when transmitting on high power!
Jeff from Royersford, PA