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Author Topic: Moving from UV5RE to UV5x3.....is it really worth it?  (Read 1039 times)
KC9RCG
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« on: June 12, 2017, 05:12:29 PM »

I have 2 UV5RE's. We really don't have many 220 repeaters in the area. Other that being a Triband, what other advantages are there?
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K1QQQ
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 04:46:05 AM »

A big self debate if it is worth it. The units seem to work ok for most people but I don't hear any reports on the new 220 ability.


I have a couple 82x that were 144/220 that I just use to monitor 220. I think they were withdrawn over severe harmonics in the 440 area.

Invest in a 220 mobile like   https://www.amazon.com/TYT-TH-9000D-Transceiver-220-260MHz-Scrambler/dp/B007T4L23E   Maybe it works ok.  Alinco has a 220 mobile out which costs more but maybe is warranted.
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/4336.html    ==========================

Maybe some day somebody will have in-expensive 6/2   220  440  900  1.2 analog transceivers.



I'd get the 5r? with 220 just to listen if you want to. (being that 220 is often a vacant area with no ability just to listen)
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K1QQQ
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 11:35:25 PM »

Cheer up. I receive 1 220 repeater. I'd guess there are not enough licensed operators to fill up VHF/UHF with activity.
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KC3ECJ
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 09:40:34 AM »

The 5X3 has tone search and the ability to skip scanning of channels. Also the 220 antenna is resonant for the reception of broadcast FM.  I find that the 5x3 also has a front end better than the uv5r.
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