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Split Band/UHF That Does LTR

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I just bought a Kenwood 2312 earlier this year for the county.. Apparently we're are in the process of changing to UHF, City to UHF LTR, Hospital to UHF LTR, and Sheriff's Department to UHF Conventional along with the Road Dept (Storm Chasing Frequency) and all the Fire Departments still on VHF High Band.. I'm either going to have to get a Split Band Handheld that does VHF and UHF with LTR Trunking or a UHF that does LTR...I'm looking for suggestions to what one to get, I have the Kenwood TK 3312 in mind since I already have the 2312 VHF. But I'm looking for some Kenwood Model that does all, Preferbly a Split Band. Can anyone recommend a good split band VHF/UHF that will also do LTR Trunking? If There isn't one, How about just a UHF that does LTR.. I've did some research but I can't decide which one I want to get, Wondered if anyone had any suggestions from experience, etc.
 

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TK-3180, TK-3140, and the TK-3173 will all do both conventional and trunking. The 3180 is the best one of the bunch. The latest ones are also capable of MDC ID if that's a requirement. Cost wise, I think the 3173 is the least expensive. It's also a very good trunking radio. We have sold quite a few to a company a couple of years ago and have seen only one come in for repair (dropping a radio 50 feet doesn't encourage great performance). I guess it's all about what features you're really wanting.
 

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I was kind of looking for something Split Band, But the 3180 is what I may end up with. All of our Fire Depts are on VHF but the Sheriff's Office and PD are switching soon and the EMS has already swapped. I'm going to see for sure if it's analog and make sure it's not digital before I buy anything, But it looks like that's the one I'll be a getting.... Thanks!
 
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