Started by abysmal, March 26, 2005, 06:55:24 pm
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Quote from: MIKE on March 26, 2005, 09:36:15 pmIf you are gonna spend the money make sure your radio meets current and future standards... I held off buying a VX 150 for precisely this reason.
Quote from: arajca on March 27, 2005, 01:21:12 amI currently use an Icon F50 handheld. Good little radio, 128 channels, NTIA compliant, wide AND narrow band programmable per channel.Cost $350 + programming software and cable.If you want to get fancy, the EF Johnson P-25 radios national is buying cost around $2000.00. I haven't used one or done much checking on them. I saw the cost - NEXT!
Quote from: arajca on March 27, 2005, 01:21:12 amIf you want to get fancy, the EF Johnson P-25 radios national is buying cost around $2000.00. I haven't used one or done much checking on them. I saw the cost - NEXT!
Quote from: tedda on March 27, 2005, 02:39:07 amI bought the Vertex 150 the year it came out and it's still going strong. Being that the end is drawing near, I'm looking to obtain a new mobile, myself and will probably go with either Vertex or Icom.WX9AUX/Bluemound 1551
Quote from: tedda on March 27, 2005, 02:39:07 amPretty much anything that is both wideband and narrowband compliant will serve you well, as it's most likely commercial gear.
Quote from: arajca on March 27, 2005, 04:14:41 amBTW, the Icom F50 is water resistant to 1 meter. Which makes it good for outdoors use - particularly in incliment weather.
Quote from: arajca on March 27, 2005, 04:13:05 amI did ask National (Malcom Kaiser) if CAP had any plans to go use P25 and he told me not for the next ten years -
Quote from: SarDragon on March 27, 2005, 07:42:18 amCAP gets a deal on the EFJs - @ $1400 each. That's for either the mobile or handheld. I have a CAP-owned mobile in my 'Burb, and it's doing great.
Quote from: Slim on March 27, 2005, 07:37:08 amWarning, long techo-filled mumbo jumbo to followBest handheld on the market right now IMNSHO is the Motorola HT-1000. This is the new millenium's version of the old HT-220 (think about that one, old-timer). You can not break an HT-1000 (I saw one work after being burned up in a fire). 16 channels, wide and narrow band compliant. Only key is to get either the wideband (136-174 MHz) antenna or the one tuned specific to 136-150.Commo gear is like anything else, find what you can afford, and what works for you. Hope this helps
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