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Leixen UV-52 or similar radios with >128 memory channels

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beeperboy

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I need a dual band radio for a backup at work, and I need at least 200 channels. I'm looking at the Leixen UV-52 as it has two banks of 199 channels each. Does anyone have experience with this radio, or can anyone recommend another radio that will fill the bill?

The UV-52 has a 2800 mA battery which is great, but it doesn't use the standard Kenwood spker/mic or programming cable. I downloaded the UV-52 programming software, and it wasn't great. This might be a deal breaker.
 

riccom

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I had a tyt dm-uvf10 and it was a beast.
256 channels in 2 banks.
Nice screen clear clean audio and worked very well when i was on the job.
Now the Only drawback it was dpmr. Not a common standard in the us. But it is dual band and will use a kenwood dual plugin.
And programming cable

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beeperboy

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I had a tyt dm-uvf10 and it was a beast.
256 channels in 2 banks.
Nice screen clear clean audio and worked very well when i was on the job.
Now the Only drawback it was dpmr. Not a common standard in the us. But it is dual band and will use a kenwood dual plugin.
And programming cable

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That's a nice looking radio. The specs say it only does narrow band FM. Is that correct? My channels are a mix of narrow and wide (12.5 kHz and 25 kHz).
 

riccom

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Yes it does and has steps down to 2.5khz

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I've been using a Wouxun KG-UV8D as a dual-band backup radio, which I really like. 1000 channels in ten banks. Only drawback is the radio doesn't play well with Chirp if you have any channels with a digital PL. OEM software isn't too bad (though I prefer Chirp).
 

riccom

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I do like the crossband repeater built in

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beeperboy

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I've been using a Wouxun KG-UV8D as a dual-band backup radio, which I really like. 1000 channels in ten banks. Only drawback is the radio doesn't play well with Chirp if you have any channels with a digital PL. OEM software isn't too bad (though I prefer Chirp).

Yeah, that looks like a decent radio. I may have to buy one to play with.
 

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It's not a bad little radio. Again, it's just a backup. Wish the audio was a little louder, but the same can be said for a lot of the CCRs - especially when you're used to carrying around a big ol' Motorola for years.

But I've been using it for a few months now with no real big complaints.
 
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