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Dual-band questions, historical & today

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shanny19

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First, the history question:
In the mid-90's the FD I worked for issued handheld dual-band Yaesu radios to the chief officers so that they
could have commo w/ local LE operating in UHF 400 mhz. The FD was VHF 150 mhz.
What model of radio might that have been, and what might it have cost in say 1996???

Second,
What's available today for dual-band handhelds?

Any and all info is appreciated, thanks much.
 

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First, the history question:
In the mid-90's the FD I worked for issued handheld dual-band Yaesu radios to the chief officers so that they
could have commo w/ local LE operating in UHF 400 mhz. The FD was VHF 150 mhz.
What model of radio might that have been, and what might it have cost in say 1996???

Second,
What's available today for dual-band handhelds?

Any and all info is appreciated, thanks much.
Currently the APX7000 is doing VHF/UHF and 800Mhz so Tri-Band I would say?
 

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Vhf+700/800Mhz, and I believe, there will be, in the future, a Uhf+700/800Mhz
From an RF engineering perspective, 700 and 800 MHz are starting to be treated as a single band. Basically, what that means is, broadband circuit design, however they may choose to do that, as opposed to "band switching". I've heard it said that the engineers that designed the thing consider it a dual band radio.

But I've not done anything but hold one in my hand and say "ooooh, aaaah". I have no idea what they've done inside.
 

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Oh thanks for the correction on the APX, totally forgot about that.. no UHF at this time
 
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