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He conveniently shows the DSP, but not the host. He also doesn't say 4, or 8 meg radio. Because of this, I believe it's a 4 meg radio, which would be OK, however you should ask the seller if the radio is 4, or 8 meg, & what is the host. If it's 9.something, it's a 4 meg radio. 8 would be better, & the host would match the DSP. At $500 & reserve not met, the radio should be 8 meg. However, I have seen this seller sell some pretty nice radios on that site. GARY N4KVE
 
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Thanks, I will ask, now i jst found this in the description "Radio has been flashed with features and model # and flash code may not match rear tags" Is this an issue?
 

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Thanks, I will ask, now i jst found this in the description "Radio has been flashed with features and model # and flash code may not match rear tags" Is this an issue?
If you intend to use the radio for ham radio, or hobby purposes, it won't matter. However, if you are planning to use the radio in any life saving situation [VFD] etc, you may not want to. Some people have the ability to find bare bones radio with few options, & electronically add features which increases the value of the radio. Again, fine for hobby use, but not professional use. GARY N4KVE
 

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If you intend to use the radio for ham radio, or hobby purposes, it won't matter. However, if you are planning to use the radio in any life saving situation [VFD] etc, you may not want to. Some people have the ability to find bare bones radio with few options, & electronically add features which increases the value of the radio. Again, fine for hobby use, but not professional use. GARY N4KVE
And should it break and you have to send it to Depot for repair they might not repair it or if they do it probably won't have the features you purchased, especially if the tags don't match.
 

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I spoke to the seller and he said it is 4 megs host is 9.00.28. Yes I do intend to use it for hobby purposes' not public safety
 

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I spoke to the seller and he said it is 4 megs host is 9.00.28. Yes I do intend to use it for hobby purposes' not public safety
With all the 4 meg 2500 radios available in today's market, he wants too much money in my opinion. If it were an eight meg radio, I'd say go for it. But see how he showed the DSP was 16, & says latest firmware, but didn't show the host, nor say it was 4 meg. That's being deceptive. The seller should list all the spec's. GARY N4KVE
 

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Thank you, I just found out "AN" is 4 megs "BN" is 8 megs. All makes sense now
 
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