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photoguy2

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Can anyone tell me a bit about these radios? All I can find is the ICOM page.

I am considering picking one up. I have seen analog only ones go for $150 new on ebay. As a person outdoors a lot, I like the idea of IP57 (I have a submersible /\/\ saber, which I love), but I never wanted to spend the money to pick up a Moto XTS5000R.

Do they do MDC1200 decode out of the box? That is something else I am looking for.

Thoughts?

Matt
 
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Carried one almost every day since they came out. Other than replacing the odd knob or antenna, and tightening up the channel selector shaft nut every few months it's still running. I think that pretty much sums it up.

MDC1200 right out of the box. It's all in software.
 

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Thanks. I'm thinking I will get one.

Glad to hear it does MDC out of the box. I am a big Motorola fan, but one thing I really hate is the whole flashcode thing. I understand why it's there, and the fact that it saves agency's money. But when I buy a radio, I want it to have all the features, and not worry about upgrading later.

Matt
 
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