Mitex General Extreme Review | Is It Worth It?

The Mitex General Extreme is an easy to use UHF 2-way radio that is a lightweight, durable and compact handheld radio with full five-watt power output on UHF.

Mitex General Extreme

The model is compatible with PRO and DMR models. It has 5-watt rechargeable batteries and is licensed as well. It has 10 times more output power than license-free alternatives such as standard PMR (personal mobile radios) walkie-talkies and is IP66 rated which means it is protected from total dust ingress and from high-pressure water jets from any direction. The Mitex General Extreme is supplied pre-programmed for normal general channels and can be used right out of the box.


Features

Here is a list of features that Mitex General Extreme offers:

  • Talks to normal General, PRO, and DMR units.
  • Channels 13,14 and 15 are common across all Mitex UHF handheld portables.
  • Channel 16 offers a scan function.
  • A new 6-way charger is available.
  • Legal operation requires a current Business Radio Light License. License application included in the box.
  • Li-ion Battery Packs
  • AC adaptors
  • Antennas
  • Wrist straps
  • Belt clips
  • User manual
  • Frequency Range pre-set 403-470 MHz
  • Number of pre-set channels – 16
  • A span of channels pre-set – 25kHz/12.5 kHz.
  • Step of channels pre-set – 5,6.25 kHz
  • Working voltage – 7.2 V DC +/- 20%
  • Built-in rechargeable and removable battery – Lithium Battery1300 mAh
  • Working temperature range – -20 to + 60 degrees C
  • Frequency stability – +/- 2.5 ppm ( -20 to + 60 degrees C)
  • Antenna – Impedance 50R
  • Dimensions (HxWxD) – 100x 52×28 mm
  • Weight – 200g (per radio including battery and antenna)
  • Time out timer
  • Battery saver
  • Low battery alert
  • Intelligent charger pod
  • VOX function programmed into the unit that allows users to transmit to and call other users
  • CTCSS and DCS codes programmed and pre-set
  • 15 cm removable flexible rubber antenna
  • Standard miniature SMA connector

That should summarize the features. As you can see, the Mitex General Extreme offers a lot of unique and useful features. It’s up to you to determine if these are important to you and worth of paying an above-average price.

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Pros and Cons

Now that we are armed with the information from above, let’s check pros and cons.

Pros
  • Compact
  • Heavy Duty
  • Water-Resistant
  • Dust Resistant
  • Vibration Resistant
  • High Capacity Battery
  • 5-Watt Power
  • UHF Tuner Technology
  • Good build quality
  • Excellent Customer Care
  • License application included
  • Good clear signal
  • Less break up than other PMRs
  • 2-hour charge time
  • Goes into battery save mode if inactive for more than 10 seconds
  • Can be used with third-party headsets
  • Time out timer if left in transmit mode
Cons
  • Not very sturdy
  • Not fully waterproof
  • Range not as extensive as stated
  • Must be licensed to run them
  • No slot available to recharge batteries in an emergency
  • No battery life meter
  • Numbers are exceedingly small and white making it hard to see what channel on especially in low light

Conclusion

Our rating: 4.4 / 5

We found the Mitex General Xtreme Pack to be easy to use with a powerful range far exceeding other personal hand-held walkie talkies. Its design is simple and you basically just switch it on and then tune it to the desired channel and begin talking. It comes with a 16th channel that is used for scanning all of the channels. Scanning stops when it finds a modulated channel. We highly recommend it.


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