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How to find a VX-537 UHF?

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I have been in search of a Vertex VX-537 UHF for years. I saw it once on ebay and the guy wanted $750 for it.
Is there anywhere that sells these radios for a reasonable price?
 

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If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay and is it a worth while radio?
I live in NYC and I need something for RX only that can be used for my hikes and pictures, etc. I have an xts2500 but I need something more durable. I know they are standard issue for the nypd, so I am looking for one but not for $800


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If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay and is it a worth while radio?
I live in NYC and I need something for RX only that can be used for my hikes and pictures, etc. I have an xts2500 but I need something more durable. I know they are standard issue for the nypd, so I am looking for one but not for $800


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I paid basically nothing. I got it in a radio lot for 200 and sold all the other equipment for over 200. So it was free. It's a very solid radio. Very loud TX and RX. It's all metal the only problem is the paint can come off. As you may of seen the NYPD ones are missing a lot of paint. Knobs are tight and everything is tighten by hex keys so you can loosen or tighten to your pleasing. Battery last all day.
 

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Ive used one also. I think it kinda overrated for the model.
 

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If anyone has a plug for one, I'd be willing to trade my XTS2500 uhf 450-520. Battery charger, antenna and speaker mic. For
An even trade and some programming.
If I'm violating any rules here, please feel free to lock or delete this post. I don't need P25 as I have a Whistler TRX-1 scanner. I just need a solid radio that does 450-512 for NYC.
I want it for its durability.


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If anyone has a plug for one, I'd be willing to trade my XTS2500 uhf 450-520. Battery charger, antenna and speaker mic. For
An even trade and some programming.
If I'm violating any rules here, please feel free to lock or delete this post. I don't need P25 as I have a Whistler TRX-1 scanner. I just need a solid radio that does 450-512 for NYC.
I want it for its durability.


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I'll keep my eyes open for one.
 

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Someone else suggested that but I don't like the look. I know that's kinda dumb to say. But I really like the look of the 537.


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I would probably kill you to know I used to have an SSE5000. T band is worthless here though. It was neat for a collector's item but couldn't justify it just sitting on a shelf.
 

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I would probably kill you to know I used to have an SSE5000. T band is worthless here though. It was neat for a collector's item but couldn't justify it just sitting on a shelf.
I wish I would of contacted you to buy it. It's still on my bucket list to have.
 
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