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Define "reasonably priced". What you think is reasonable might be completely different from others :)
 

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I had an 450-512 XTS3000 that actually had a better sensitivity than my XTS5000 of the same band.
 

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I have 3 XTS3000s in VHF/UHF/800 MHZ. They all work fine, TX/RX audio is clean. Two have been professionally tuned and aligned. Nothing sucky about them.

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I don't mean they are a sucky radio but for me, I used to have a vhf one and it's so much harder to program. Also it acted up a ton and now I've been spoiled with the 5K and the 2500


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XTS5000 in 450-512 in MOST used markets ain't gonna be found for under 400. At least not Model II or III, I've seen the price vary but the lowest I've seen a 5K hit in that split was right about 400.

I do concur with the rest that the 3000 is actually easier because there are less parameters to deal with -- there is only a small amount of conventional features missing from the 3K that the 5K has. But I digress.
 

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Disagree. To each his own but I've had both and the 3000 software always trips me up


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I've been programming Astro, Astro25 and APX even MTSX portable and mobile CPS for years by far the most straight forward is the Astro. Nothing to trip someone who knows what they are doing
 
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I've been programming Astro, Astro25 and APX even MTSX portable and mobile CPS for years by far the most straight forward is the Astro. Nothing to trip someone who knows what they are doing


I disagree. I always ended up with invalid fields that I couldn't find. With the 5K, everything seems simple to me. Programming however, is only the start. The main plus to the 5K and 25k for me is that I won't have to use a different software since I don't have the 3k software anymore. In addition I like the button lay outs much better, (on the front panel. 25k side buttons suck) and from personal experience, I think the digital works better. Additionally, not sure if it's like this on the 3k but the one thing I really love on the 5K is the ability to hold tons and tons of conventional channels



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By the fact is you can't find your invalid fields and how to correct them only proves my point..
 

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You might find a model 1 under $250

Very odd. Astro CPS always tells me where my invalid fields are if I try to write or save a codeplug.
 
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