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VHF and UHF radio?

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Bean791

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Hello all,
Does Motorola (or any other bread) make a radio that does UHF and VHF? I’m not looking for a Baofeng or any of those cheaper radios, I’m looking for something made by a good brand. Thanks in advance.
 

popnokick

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Hello all,
Does Motorola (or any other bread) make a radio that does UHF and VHF? I’m not looking for a Baofeng or any of those cheaper radios, I’m looking for something made by a good brand. Thanks in advance.
Motorola has been out of the Amateur Radio Equipment business for decades.
 

Bean791

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Are you a ham looking for ham radio equipment? (should have asked in my previous post)
I do stuff on GMRS but I would also like to monitor some VHF channels. I’m basically looking for something that will do just VHF and UHF. I know the apx series is out there but they aren’t cheap.
 

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There are several commercial/public safety type radios that will do VHF and UHF, but none of them are cheap. Harris, EF Johnson, etc.

Unless you have a pretty big budget, most of them are probably going to be well out of reach of the hobby user.

I think what has people confused is that you posted this in the Amateur Radio forum. There are plenty of amateur grade dual band radios, but not ones that will have part 95 certifications for GMRS use. Of the big commercial brands, not sure if any of them have it, either.

Giving us an idea of what your budget is would help get you some appropriate suggestions.
 

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One often overlooked radios is the Vertex FTH2070 Duo UHF/VHF commercial radio. I've got one and love it for what it is. There appear to be a couple for sale on ebay at the moment.
 

krokus

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Hello all,
Does Motorola (or any other bread) make a radio that does UHF and VHF? I’m not looking for a Baofeng or any of those cheaper radios, I’m looking for something made by a good brand. Thanks in advance.

Are you wanting handheld, or mobile/base?
 
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