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Do any CCR's have a wide coverage receiver?

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Do any of the cheap radios have a receiver capable of receiving 800 MHz and above? If not, are there other inexpensive, less than $100, pocket size radios or scanners to consider?
 

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What specifically do you want to receive?
 

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You can buy Motorola mtx's all day long really cheap. But unless you're just wanting to hear analog 800, or use it to listen to data it's not much use.
 

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A yaesu ft60r will receive from 700-999mhz (except cell). But it's not going to be of much use if you're wanting it to hear public safety stuff as most of it is trunked or in a digital format or both. There's not a whole lot of analog 800mhz traffic that isn't simplex.
 

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I looked at those. The ones I saw on eBay were a little pricey. That is why I was asking about the Chinese radios. I didn't really expect that I would find one as I understand that they use a one chip transceiver approach that won't go as high as I need. I actually have an IC-91AD that covers the range, but I can't seem to find it. Maybe I would be better off just doing some more looking.
 

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Yea eBay is getting pricey, but not like Amazon. Did a search for a FT-60r and seems they want up to $299 for a $150 radio. HRO, R&L and the other big ham outfits have them for approx $150 everyday even with free shipping.

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Last one I bought was $139.99 shipped from Amazon. But that's been about a year and a half ago. Great radio though.
 
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