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Old 07-01-2011, 8:39 AM
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I have a VX-3 and would not recommend as a first or only radio. Its great as a supplemental radio when you need something tiny or as a loaner. The speaker audio is also a bit low for a loud vehicle.

As far as using a hand held in general for mobile use it can work just fine unless your local repeaters are 50mi away and are not on high mountain tops. Where I live most repeaters are on high mountains and we easily get 50-75mi range on handhelds with stock antennas and when used mobile with external antennas they are usually full quieting at that range.
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