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I have an older model. Is it worth keeping? Can it work with narrowband? Or, should I put it up for sale?
It doesn't support narrowbanding but the radio is still useable for the ham band. So yea you could sell it or if you are a ham you can still use it on the ham freqs. I have a 2070 laying around need a new batt and antenna for it. It is a nice commercial dual band radio.
 

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they are also certified for marine use (which narrowband rules don't apply) and GMRS (exempt as well), so they make great LEGAL marine/GMRS/Ham combo radios. They are built very well, old school construction, on par with an HT600/MT1000. The fact that there are so many still around working after 20 years proves this. They also made a vehicle adapter with an amplifier that cost as much as the radio. I have only seen one in my entire life.

You'll need a SLOW computer to run the programming software, and real DOS. Don't even think about running it on some dual core box. An old 486 laptop with a real serial port does the trick every time. The OEM programming RIB/cable is expensive and hard to find, but building a simple CAT interface is easy, and sacrificing an MH-20 speaker mike to get the connector may have to do.

Anyone has one in good shape they want to sell, PM me. Especially if it's the later "Vertex Duo" labeled 2070's.

I can also program, tune and test these for a reasonable price if any one needs help with them.
 

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Mine is a FTH-2070 dual band. The battery is shot and the rubber if peeling off the antenna. I thought of having it programmed for GMRS and marine. I thought GMRS is going narrowband? or it is MURS that is going narrowband or neither? I also thought of throwing it on ebay and getting a Wouxun KG-UV6D Dual Band VHF/UHF.
 

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Mine is a FTH-2070 dual band. The battery is shot and the rubber if peeling off the antenna. I thought of having it programmed for GMRS and marine. I thought GMRS is going narrowband? or it is MURS that is going narrowband or neither? I also thought of throwing it on ebay and getting a Wouxun KG-UV6D Dual Band VHF/UHF.
if this happens (GMRS) it will be a big problem for many repeater owners and GMRS users. as it stands, no narrowband requirement. MURS is already narrowband on the 151.xx channels, but the 2070 isn't MURS certified.

It runs circles around the WouxDUNG. What a POS that thing is, I had one for a day, it gets too much intermod on UHF to make a useable ham radio, and scan doesn't operate correctly (will stop on a PL channel and pause if it hears a carrier with a different PL/DPL, totally useless). Not to mention, it won't do splinter channels, so it technically isn't narrowband compliant either, as it will not operate on the VTAC/UTAC channels as the FCC requires of radios built after 2005.

Save your money, a new antenna costs around $22 and batteries for your 2070 are around $40. If the radio is otherwise in good health it will run circles around one of those Chinese road apples.
 

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If I add all the GMRS channels what about the Interference Eliminator Codes? I wont be able to street change them will I?
 

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I just got one of these and I love it. What an awesome radio!! The form factor is good despite the physical size of the radio...which is still shorter than a Saber, which I also have. Even if it will be obsolete in another year (plus change), it will still be a great radio for Ham, Marine and GMRS users. It's a shame that Vertex-Standard / Yaesu did not come out with a successor for this model...at least none that I'm aware of. I wonder if that's because of Motorola's recent acquisition of VS/Y and the need to sell more APX multi-band radios. Wish someone like Kenwood, Icom or even Hytera/HYT would introduce a multiband commercial/public safety portable to compete w/ the APX. Sorry but those 'lil chinese HTs just ain't gonna cut it. They might be 'okay' for hams, but those things are no good for mission critical apps.
 

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I was going to post my 2070 in the classified section when I noticed this. I have a 2070 with charger, speaker/mic antenna and I think programming cable if anyone is interested.

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Mine is a FTH-2070 dual band. The battery is shot and the rubber if peeling off the antenna. I thought of having it programmed for GMRS and marine. I thought GMRS is going narrowband? or it is MURS that is going narrowband or neither? I also thought of throwing it on ebay and getting a Wouxun KG-UV6D Dual Band VHF/UHF.
Gmrs and Murs will not be narrowband so your 2070 will work just fine!

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I assume you mean .57 and .60 on MURS will not be narrowband. As you know, the other three are narrowband.
Yes, those were. I almost bought a 2070 sometime back, oh well.


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