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Recommendation for civilian radio

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I’m hoping someone could recommend a radio to me that would fill a roll as a small unit 2-4 comm solution. This radio would have robust construction and would be used on a plate carrier and would likely see some rough conditions. Digging around the Motorola site it appears there aren’t options for a civilian to buy radios that would fill a tactical roll. I really like the SRX 2200 but realize there are many features of this radio that would eclipse my needs ( but I still want it). Is there a Motorola radio that would fit my needs and be available for purchase and allow programming?
Civilian Ops? Small unit comms solution? Plate carrier?

Something doesn't pass the smell test. This sounds like Meal Team 6 type stuff.

Regardless, it doesn't sound like you need much for bells and whistles. XPR-7350 or XPR6350 would probably be adequate. If your doing something risk, tactile fast food ops, and voice security is paramount, look at XTS5000 M1 with AES256. you can key load with the KFD tool for cheap, no need for a KVL these days. Lots of tacticool accessories available for all three radios on fleabay.
 

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I guess to get dual band in the motorola line you have to jump up to APX eh? Lots of great info here fellas. Thanks for the help.
 

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Civilian Ops? Small unit comms solution? Plate carrier?

Something doesn't pass the smell test. This sounds like Meal Team 6 type stuff.

Regardless, it doesn't sound like you need much for bells and whistles. XPR-7350 or XPR6350 would probably be adequate. If your doing something risk, tactile fast food ops, and voice security is paramount, look at XTS5000 M1 with AES256. you can key load with the KFD tool for cheap, no need for a KVL these days. Lots of tacticool accessories available for all three radios on fleabay.
One thing, keep in mind, the XPR7350 doesn't have a SMA connector, so the super duper tacticool blade antenna isn't an option for it.
 

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why would a Yaesu VX-6 not be a good option?
Sounds like a great option, they could put it in a PRC-152 look alike case that is sold cheap on E-bay (for paintball-airsoft players etc.) and have room for a nice big battery, some padding for shock resistance, and a plastic bag for waterproofing, and it would fit the military style radio pouches.

(No, I'm not kidding, I've been think along these lines for a while)

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Joel
 

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There are already several radios like this, some you cant tell from a real 152 unless you go through the menus. They even have aluminum cased versions. The insides are still foreign made junk but they look good.

Sounds like a great option, they could put it in a PRC-152 look alike case that is sold cheap on E-bay (for paintball-airsoft players etc.) and have room for a nice big battery, some padding for shock resistance, and a plastic bag for waterproofing, and it would fit the military style radio pouches.

(No, I'm not kidding, I've been think along these lines for a while)

Thanks
Joel
 

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Thanks PRCguy,

I think putting a nice Yeasu or Icom inside a nice solid case would really improve things, and as I said give room for at least a bigger battery and padding.

I would love to see some entrepreneur put a DC to daylight radio (I know there are small .1Mhz to 6ghz oscillators and amps), in a case like that, with space for further improvements.

The ultimate HT would be like that, with a sound card, Rasberry Pi and tiny display to cover everything, (and even do FS8CALL or other advanced waveform).

I'd settle for a good all ham band radio in a PRC-152 case. :)

Thanks
Joel
 
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