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Portable Equivilant To The Powerwerx DB-750X Mobile?

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Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Dec 21, 2011
Pompano FL & Melville NY
The DB-750X looks like a toy I would like to snag just because it exist, Eham reviews give it a pretty good rating too, is there a decent portable equivalent with similar features & capabilities? The closest portable I have come up with thanks to Google is the Wouxun KG-UV8D which from earlier reviews claim that Wouxun products performance are marginal at best.

Powerwerx DB-750 Product Reviews

Powerwerx DB-750X Dual Band VHF/UHF 750 Channel Commercial Mobile Radio [DB-750X] - $299.99

Two Way Radio KG-UV8D


Premium Subscriber
Jun 6, 2005
It really depends on what you want/expect. Wouxuns are probably equivalent to other CCR. They might have better receive volume and transmit. They may poor scanners like every CCR. One nice thing on the 8D is it really is dual receive, has cross band [can't comment on this as never used], now has optional 2600 mAh battery plus 999 memories. It will not work like a higher powered mobile. Maybe if we have some idea of what is expected someone might be able to offer a better answer. And remember, you generally get what you pay for.
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