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    Default Need Cheep Radios

    If any one knows where I can get my hands on some cheep vhf radios like 5-10 REALLY CHEEP I would really appreciate all the help I can get
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    Your going to have to be a lot more specific than "I want a cheap VHF radio". It is not nearly that simple. I posed a few questions for you in the explorer forum where you asked the same thing....

    1. Are you exlplorers allowed to have FD frequency radios of your own?
    1.5. Is this for your own use and NOT on the main FD channel?
    2. How do you plan on programming them?
    3. How do you plan on controlling thier use (and abuse)

    There is no such thing as "Really Cheap Radios" (radio, yes. Radios no. Remember, you also need a battery that isn't toast, and a charger for each one.

    What Wally World and Crapio Shack sell are not commercial radios. They are MURS radios which operate only a 5 or so license free (ie- Free for All) channels. You can't just buy a commercial public safety radio at WalMart, they don't sell them.


    Just some things to think about speaking from experience.
    Finding 5-10 radios with a decent batteries and chargers is not going to be cheap no matter how you cut it. "Cheap" & "Radio" do not generally go together unless the word "broken" is somewhere in the same sentence.
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    Communications store,3 am,crowbar,good running shoes.

    Try Ebay or communication stores.

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    cant you just get them at radio shack?

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    What purpose must they serve? training or mission critical useage?

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    I edited my first post with some additional information....
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I have 2(two) Motorola MXT 900 i will sell, plus antennas, batteries, and a charger. One is in good condition, and is on a trunking Freq., the other can be programmed, but is better 4 parts. I can sell these for 50$ OBO. Batteries hold a great charge.
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    Ummm... an MTX is a 900 Mhz band radio, he is asking for VHF (150-160 Mhz) band.

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    try ebay, a good inexpensive VHF is the Motorola GP300. Vetex also makes some good radios. An other place I highly recomend is http://www.allcomm1.com

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