I have been using both, the VXD-720 HT and VXD-7200. They are easy to program for DMR ham radio
use. All you need is the Time Slot (1 or 2), Color Code, and Talkgroup. There are three DMR repeaters
in my area (Raleigh NC) and a wide coverage, mixed-mode P25 repeater. All are currently UHF but VHF is also being used in some areas.
The Vertex VXD radios will also do conventional analog as well. Easy to set up in the programming
software, which is necessary along with a specific programming cable, as the radios cannot be
programmed from the front panel/keypad. Out of curiosity, I opened my 720 and looked at the PCB
board. There is a Motorola 'Batwing' logo on the PCB. The VXD radios are made by Motorola for
Vertex. Basically, the VXD-720 is related to the Motorola XPR6500 (no internal GPS) and the 7200
is related to the XPR4500. I know someone that has a 7200 in a mobile application. He used the
XPR4550 remote separation kit on his 7200. Works fine.
Vertex Standard | VXD-720
Vertex Standard | VXD-7200
Vertex has also announced another line of radios that are DMR and analog ready:
Vertex Standard | EVX-530
For more info on DMR for Ham Radio use, check out these links.
TRBO-6 IPSC Network, a community of Amateur Radio MotoTRBO IPSC Repeaters in the USA