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Best icom for 470mhz and up?

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Mar 17, 2006
Western nc
I need a good sensitive reciever/scanner to cover 470mhz & up. My icom 706MK2G covers
everything up thru 470mhz so im not interested in anything but great uhf performance. I
have been looking at r7000,r7100,r8500s. Their seems to be a big price difference so does anyone know if there is much difference in sensitivity in the 470 & up range for these
models? From what read these should be more sensitive than the pc based scanner
models like pcr1000, 1500 & 2500?
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