Yuasa VX 170 any good?

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  1. BlackPaladin

    BlackPaladin

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    Looks to be a hand held unit. I do not have an operators license, but am interested in getting started in the hobby. This radio is being sold by a GT member, and I am interested if it is any good, thanks!
     
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    It's a great little radio, if you don't want it I'd be glad to take it off their hands!

    I do believe it's 2m only, so if you're wanting a dual band HT, it won't do 440.
     

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    Yep, have one. Good solid rig and easy to use. 2 meter only but has great receiver and lot's of power. Battery lasts for ever on a charge.

    Rich WI9NDY/AFA1CY
     
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    Can you explain the concept of dual band for me? Also the 440 you mentioned, that must be a fequencey range, do I need it though?
     
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    Amateur VHF 144 to 148 MHz (aka 2-meters)
    Amatuer UHF 420 to 450 MHz (aka 440)

    Dual band radio will be able to cover both.

    There is also amateur bands in the 52 and 220 MHz range. Some radios will also cover these as well as 144 and 440.

    Check out:

    http://www.dxer.com/bandplan.html

    73 de WI9NDY/AFA1CY

    Rich
     
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    Second part of your question. "Do I need it?". That depends on how many 2-meter and/or 440 repeaters you have in your area. Here in Indy we have a lot of 2M and 440 repeaters but the traffic on 2-meters had died off. 440 is the busy band around here now. Also 440 does have the ability to penetrate a little better then 2-meters.
     
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    I think the VX-170 is the best 2m HT on the market today. If it's around $100, get it and don't look back.