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bluealien11

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I am looking into purchasing a decent handheld VHF radio for use with a local fire department. The only real big features I need are Quick Call II capable and atleast 32 channels. I really like the Motorola HT1250 but that is a little out of my price range at the moment. I have toyed with the idea of getting a GP380 because of the price you can find on eBay, however the fact that it lacks QCII is a deal breaker.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

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I am looking into purchasing a decent handheld VHF radio for use with a local fire department. The only real big features I need are Quick Call II capable and atleast 32 channels. I really like the Motorola HT1250 but that is a little out of my price range at the moment. I have toyed with the idea of getting a GP380 because of the price you can find on eBay, however the fact that it lacks QCII is a deal breaker.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
There are many knowledgeable people on RR but you need
to provide them with the basic info which you mostly did but
still need your price range.
 

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You really need more than 16 channels?
Too bad you need so many freqs. If you;'re looking to buy used, you're basically increasng the cost three-fold.
 
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kc2rgw

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ebay a used Motorola from one of the shops that refurbs them.

IMO, Motorola is the way to go when you need it for rough service duty.
 

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If you really need 32 channels, get a Motorola MTS2000. The 48 channel version can be found on ebay with charger, battery etc. for around $180.00. The HT1000 is an excellent 16 channel radio that goes for $100-150 on ebay including programming.
 
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