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The first Yaerola?

Postby smokeybehr » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:35 pm

There's been a couple of Yaesu/Vertex threads as of late, and I took a look at the Vertex site and found something that looked a little familiar. The VXD-720 looks an AWFUL lot like an XPR-6550. You be the judge...

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If you look at the specs, they seem to be identical, right down to the number, save the channel count. The only thing missing from the Vertex version is the GPS, and the display is a different board, because of the different icons across the top.

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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby n0nxj » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:23 pm

specially since you have to call Schaumberg for Vertex tech support now
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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby Mong » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:22 am

Completely different, one says OK and the other says enter :baby:
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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby escomm » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:46 pm

First "Yaerola" was the PM1200

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Vertex radio

Motorola has some neat new shit coming in 4Q

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Some new cell phone size portable with a color touch screen
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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby va3wxm » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:19 pm

For a minute there I though he said "areola". :ve4uo:

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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby alex » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:23 pm

Saw these at IWCE earlier in the year. I actually like the vertex version better. They run the same exact software as the Mototrbo's. The main feature they lack is support for IP Site Connect and trunking I believe. (Though, I don't know how they limit the IP Site connect part since it's not subscriber based...)

They do have that nice rugged metal housing that Motorola's typically lack.

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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby mr.syntrx » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:28 am

The only thing you miss out on as far as I can tell with not officially having IPSC in the subscriber is Roaming, where Motorola took Voting Scan, gave it a new name and pretended it was new. If you don't use it anyway, it's no big deal.
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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby Mong » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:55 am

I'll take a warm midget fart over a cold beer any day

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Re: The first Yaerola?

Postby mr.syntrx » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:56 am

If you're going to drop $700 on a radio, it's kinda nice if it comes with something to protect your investment :baby:
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