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VX160 Replacement Housing

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VA3XDJ

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Hi,

Looking for a new or used replacement housing for a VX160V 16 channel unit.

Failing that I'll be looking to sell or trade it.

Thanks!

Mike
 

W2NJS

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I've found Vertex's pricing for parts to be very reasonable. They're in California and have a website under Vertex-Standard for the contact number.
 

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last I checked it was around $14
their parts are a bargain compared to Motorola, even Kenwood can be absurd.

their parts dept are nice people too. they will sell direct to the public, Kenwood OTOH puts you off to the ripoff artists at East Coast Transistor, home of 40 percent markup, outrageous shipping charges.
 

VA3XDJ

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Thanks for the info!

Much appreciated.

I was given this radio a while back but wasn't able to program it using my Yaesu cable.

Able to read but not write.

I'm guessing its something to do with the TTL voltages?

I was able to program it using a multi-radio RIB cable with a mini to regular earphone plug adapter!

That being said its a great little radio - clear and crisp audio and the lack of leaving a squelch tail on the local 2m repeater is nice too.

I guess the only downside is the light behaviour and the plastic housing cracked and broke after being dropped.
 
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