My top 5 uhf vhf handheld radios

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  1. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    FT-60s are great radios. A buddy has two of them. In terms of 2m simplex performance, they're nearly as good as the IC-V8 (the latter just barely edges them out, but you're not likely to notice while using them side by side). But, you get 70cm with the Yaesu. If I had to replace my analog HTs today and had to buy new at a local shop, I'd buy the FT-60 without hesitation. Being able to run off AAs is a huge perk. Not many will run at full power on alkaline cells. My VX-7 doesn't.

    A VX5 for $50? I'd buy that immediately just for the size and 6m.

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  2. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes the vx5r are good radios. Being able to listen to AM/FM Broadcast bands, weather service. Our local emergency services police fire ambulance are still at VHF/UHF and still analog. so I can also listen to them. Though I only carry the AA pack which only gives me a watt or so out, with the ham stuff antenna I can still hit all my local repeaters. I have used it a bunch to listen to FM and pick up some music while doing on mundane and tasks at work.
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