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Hello all

Of the smaller Motorola UHF (or perhaps VHF) HTs 4w 4 - 16 ch, which would you say has the best performance? Are any user programmable? We have been using P1225 on uhf simplex but would like a smaller lighter (if poss user programmable) radio. I'd like to stick with Moto though I've seen some of these new off-brand $65 radios. We are not using them in commercial service.

I have picked up a few from various hamfests such as the HT750, CP200 and other larger GPs etc; I'd like even smaller.

I recall having seen a Moto AP50(?) years ago. Is that a correct model? If I remember correctly, it would fit the bill.
 

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I recall having seen a Moto AP50(?) years ago. Is that a correct model? If I remember correctly, it would fit the bill.

The AP50 and CP50 were the size of a SP50, the AP was for the amateur bands and the CP covered the full VHF split from what I remember. They are rare, were not expensive when brand new ten years ago, and I also think they were only available in VHF.


Most FPP radios will not be FCC legal, and those that are will not be in your size/price range.

You say you are not using them in commercial service, then what service are you using them in? You do know you cannot just use whatever frequency you want (since you are ok with either VHF or UHF).
 

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My err

I hit the send before I has edited. I meant to say -We are not using them in heavy duty commerical service and we don't necessarily need the 'ruggedness' of a brick, though that's always an advantage if not for the weight. (They are also not being used within the USA)

Any other Motorola's field programmable?
 

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Motorola Visar?

It's small but thick (like many hams :D)

To the OP, are you just needing analog conventional use? Does it have to be new or is used ok?


If you have to have FPP, then you are limited (from /\/\) to the XTS5000/2500, HT1550 (size of 750), JT1000 (used), CP50/AP50/GP68 (all used). Since I do not know where you are, can't say I can help much more since I do not know what is available where you are.

I am not sure what would be smaller than the CP200 and will still work well. How many watts or channels do you need?
 

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Thanks

I think the GP68 would fulfill the need. Thanks all. I have several UHF Maxtracs w/Astron 12's I'd like to trade for them if anyone has them available PM me. I will post a Wanted in the appropriate forum.

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Just so you know, the gp68 is on par with some ham radios, and not as rugged as a "real" motorola radio. Either way, good luck.
 
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