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Postby VE9MP » Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:05 pm

Can you post I high res pic? I'd like to see one in a little more detail....
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Postby kb3jkp » Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:48 pm

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OK... a waterproof speaker mic?? and a waterproof radio?? anyone wanna make the first underwater QSO?? lol[/img]

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Postby richard » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:47 pm

kb3jkp wrote:Image


OK... a waterproof speaker mic?? and a waterproof radio?? anyone wanna make the first underwater QSO?? lol[/img]


IMHO, that mic sucks. I have one. It's so sealed up, you sound like you're talking underwater while using it.

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Postby VE9MP » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:30 pm

That radio looks real nice, i think I may have to go buy myself another christmas present :baby:
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Postby kb3jkp » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:54 pm

:(( I miss my FT-50 ..........

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Postby twobravo » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:59 pm

I have 2 of the VX-170's and they are great. I also highly recommend the waterproof speaker mic over the regular speaker mic. Well worth the extra money spent in my opinion.

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Postby k3who » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:21 am

Good to know... I was planning on picking up a 170 to replace this piece of crap Kenwood TH-K2 I have.
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Postby twobravo » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:50 am

A good friend of mine just switched from a Kenwood KH2ATR2D2 or whatever that model is to a VX-170. He has a VX-177 already and that VX-170 is a logical choice for 2m capabilities.

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Postby KD8CPP » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:51 am

richard wrote:
kb3jkp wrote:Image


OK... a waterproof speaker mic?? and a waterproof radio?? anyone wanna make the first underwater QSO?? lol[/img]


IMHO, that mic sucks. I have one. It's so sealed up, you sound like you're talking underwater while using it.


I personally like the mic. It and the radio went to the bottom of a 10ft. pool, the radio needed drying out, but the mic still worked fine, I opened it up and no water inside whatsoever. I think, as seen in pictures, it is the same mic the rescue divers for the USCG use.
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Postby twobravo » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:10 pm

I know mine doesn't have that orange stripe on the right side. It does say SUBMERSIBLE on the front though.

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Postby k3who » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:23 pm

I'm going to order mine tonight I think. I was thinking about getting a MH-57A4B speaker mic to go with it. Does anyone have any experience with that mic?
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Postby twobravo » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:32 pm

Yeah, my spouse has the regular mic and I have the waterproof one. The waterproof one feels and sounds 10 times better than that tiny regular speaker mic. The regular mic has a higher pitched "tinny" type sound to it on both TX and RX which I don't really care for.

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Postby k3who » Tue May 01, 2007 6:44 pm

Okay, yeah, I was afraid that it would have that tinny sound. A buddy of mine has the waterproof one and the audio on that is good enough for me.
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Postby k3who » Thu May 31, 2007 1:10 pm

shit... I lost the belt clip from mine. I knew that was going to happen. Anyone know where I might pick up a replacement?

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Postby KD8CPP » Thu May 31, 2007 3:18 pm

I lost mine too. I went to wally world, and they have samsonite adhesive backed belt clips/retainers. Take the adhisive off the LARGE one, and unscrew the screw out of the original, put it in the aftermarket, and there ya go. It has worked fine for me for 4 mos now.
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Postby n3jfw » Thu May 31, 2007 6:00 pm

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Postby Wardriver » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:33 pm

Mine came in the mail yesterday for my 10 year old son whom just recived his ticket.I was going to keep it for myself and give him my ugly old Icom Sport. Nice radio at a good price,Infact when I was useing it tonight I had no intermod problems unlike the sport.


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Postby k3who » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:21 am

KD8CPP wrote:I lost mine too. I went to wally world, and they have samsonite adhesive backed belt clips/retainers. Take the adhisive off the LARGE one, and unscrew the screw out of the original, put it in the aftermarket, and there ya go. It has worked fine for me for 4 mos now.

What department would that be in?

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Postby KD8CPP » Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:20 pm

Mine was in the electronics, near all the cell phone holders. I also experimented and found that the small one will work also, but I prefer to use the larger one.
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Postby k3who » Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:39 pm

Ah, okay, I think I'll have a look next time I'm at Wally World. Thanks for the tip :baby:

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Postby W4KRR » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:46 pm

I too like my VX-170. And they also have a UHF version, the VX-177, which I also have. Basically the same as the VX-170 except it receives 420 to 470 MHz, and transmits 430 to 450MHz (USA version), and of course all the accessories for the VX170 will work wth the 177 as well.

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Postby Mong » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:09 pm

If you guys want legal part 80 & 90, the standard horizon 270/370 are avaiable. They use the same chassis, and have 40channels added to the marine stuff. 137-174 coverage, the 270 just does freqs, while the 370 adds 12 space alphatags as well as ctcss & dcs.

They come with the Nimh pack, AA case, drop in charger, and 12v cord.


I know they are not as anal about software as /\/\, as I've "heard" of dealers just e-mailing it out :baby:


I've not dealt with this dealer, just an example of the pricing you can usually find on the 370....

http://www.jmsonline.net/STANDARD-HX370S-VHF-RADIO-.htm

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Postby kb2fcv » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:06 am

I just picked mine up this past Thursday (5 days ago) and so far I like the VX-170 alot. The speaker sounds nice and loud and it appears to be pretty rugged. The buttons are small, but they aren't too tiny like some of these other rigs out there. I can't say I've done much transmitting with it, but I haven't had any complaints yet about my audio. It has far more features then I'll ever need. For someone looking for a basic 2M rig, I'd reccomend this. I needed this thing for our trip to Ireland in the fall.

Oh, this is a VX-120 but someone decided to test the submersible features:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktLQImohylA
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Postby VE9MP » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:14 pm

Damned things won't autodial # for some reason :ve4uo:

Thats the only thing I don't like about them...other then the fact I lost the speaker/mic cover...(anyone have an extra?)

Other then that its a nice radio as far as a ham radios go...only ham thing i've owned that even comes close to Motorola tough..
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