I’m so glad I came across this forum! Trying to decide between Midland GXT900VP4 and Cobra LI7200-2WXVP, I really like the Midland unit better (surprise!). I understand that the Cobra has a slight edge when it comes to distance, but I do prefer Midland for its 3-year warranty, included headsets, voice scramble, as well as being waterproof. However, I came across this review where the guy claims that this model overheats on High power setting, and shuts off after a few seconds: http://technology-report.com/2008/11/2-way-radio-with-a-flaw-midland-gxt900-gmrs-family-radio/
Since none of you guys have mentioned this, should I disregard the overheating claim?
Also, I haven’t seen any e-tailers for Midland in Canada, so I’m wondering if it would make sense to get the Cobra, although I seem to like it a bit less.
Lastly, for those that held both units in their hands (I haven’t), does the Midland seem so much bulkier than the Cobra?
It is possible the power output exceeds what Canadian regulations permit, as such, they are not legal for use in Canada. Any radio over 2 watts ERP isn’t appoved. Everything sold in Canada must have IC certification, just like stuff sold in the USA must have FCC certification.