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stormyva

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I am new to the radio world and have started looking for a handheld.
The main use of this radio would be for working sporting events that I have been told require the following frequencies:
CH-1 -- 151.955MHz
CH-2 -- 154.570MHz
CH-3 -- 151.625MHz 5kHz -- CT:91.5
CH-4 -- 154.600MHz 5kHz -- CT:91.5

Most of the officials that I work with use the Kenwoods TH-F6A or Yaesu VX-7R and VX-8R. Supposedly those radios require some type of modification to work on the above frequencies.
Unfortunately those radios are a bit out of my price range currently and was hoping to find some alternatives.

The Wouxun radios look interesting, but I have no clue if they are capable of doing what I need, any ideas or recommendations?
 

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Using those radios on those frequencies is illegal. If the FCC ever comes around, they will NOT be happy.
That said, if you need an inexpensive radio capable of those freqs, I would look into the Icom Land Mobile line - the Icom F3001 is available for under $150.
 
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stormyva

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Thank you for the quick response.

Being a newbie, can you or someone possibly explain what is so special about those frequencies.

Legalities aside are the Wouxun or Alinco radios capable of working like this or am I locked in to the Vertex Standard, Motorola, and Icom stuff?
 

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As already mentioned you don't want to use modified ham radios on those frequencies. I have a a couple of Wouxuns and they will work fine for your purpose at much less cost than the ham radios.
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I am new to the radio world and have started looking for a handheld.
The main use of this radio would be for working sporting events that I have been told require the following frequencies:
CH-1 -- 151.955MHz
CH-2 -- 154.570MHz
CH-3 -- 151.625MHz 5kHz -- CT:91.5
CH-4 -- 154.600MHz 5kHz -- CT:91.5

Most of the officials that I work with use the Kenwoods TH-F6A or Yaesu VX-7R and VX-8R. Supposedly those radios require some type of modification to work on the above frequencies.
Unfortunately those radios are a bit out of my price range currently and was hoping to find some alternatives.

The Wouxun radios look interesting, but I have no clue if they are capable of doing what I need, any ideas or recommendations?
 

stormyva

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Again I am a newbie, so forgive my ignorance...

I am confused now, what would the difference be between the Icom F3001 and the Yaesu VX-7R, other than the frequencies they are capable of using?
 

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The FCC approves different radios for different uses. This is called "type acceptance." The 7R is a ham radio - so it has not been approved for commercial LMR frequencies like the ones you need to use. The 3001, on the other hand, has been certified for use on LMR frequencies.

If something is being advertised as a Ham or Amateur radio - I can almost guarantee you that you wouldn't be allowed to use it on anything other than the amateur band.
 
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