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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Standard C558A Help


Reviews Summary for Standard C558A
Standard C558A Reviews: 13 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $Discontinued 150-175 typical use
Description: Twin Band VHF/UHF Transceiver
Product is not in production.
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N2ETJ Rating: 5/5 Jun 10, 2005 10:06 Send this review to a friend
Miss Mine  Time owned: more than 12 months
Sold mine to get the THF6-A, a very nice tri-band ht but have to admitt that the Standard had a much better receive with NO intermod.... the new owner loves it .... cant win them all...
 
N2RFY Rating: 5/5 Apr 14, 2005 15:56 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding HT  Time owned: more than 12 months
Too bad Standard is not making these any longer. I bought mine brand new when they first came out, and I still love this little twin bander. It's still the only dual band HT I need to own. Built rugged and tough, and very well laid out attractive designed rig. Performance is outstanding, and very easy to use once you learn the functions. Separate volume and squelch for each band, like two radios in one case. If you can find one, I highly recommend this radio.
 
WB7BFD Rating: 5/5 Oct 19, 2004 22:38 Send this review to a friend
Feel the Quality  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
There's a reason these sold for top dollar in their day...build quality that's outstanding, near-military field quality, plus receiver sensitivity and IM rejection that's extremely reliable. The only thing I don't like about Standard is that you have to take a day off to figure out the basic operations that you'll want to use all the time...but I can live with that, given the terrific construction quality, receive sensitivity, dual-receive and cross-band capability, and wonderful audio. I have two Standard HT's (with 1000 and 1650 mAh batteries, they'll go all day, though I admit they define the term "brick"), plus a 5608A dual-band base mobile, and they're absolutely the most reliable radios I have. Too bad Standard (Marantz) bowed out of this market...no current manufacturer gives you the same value today.
 
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