Vertex/Yahatsu VX-170

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Vertex/Yahatsu VX-170

Post by 007 » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:54 pm

Who's got one, and is it worth buying to replace a VX-150?
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Post by KI4LXE » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:35 am

Had one for about 2 weeks now. Clear audio, good reports, no problems at all. Haven't even had to charge the battery yet; it has a battery save feature that's awesome!

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Re: Vertex/Yahatsu VX-170

Post by mrcpu » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:59 am

007 wrote:Who's got one, and is it worth buying to replace a VX-150?
personally, having just bought a vx-150... (which I love), if I was to upgrade I'd go to the ft-60. All the benefits of the 150 (basically same chassis and belt clip) but also a dualbander.

Spend the extra few bucks, you'll be happier.

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Post by KC8RYW » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:45 pm

1000 memory channels?

Like I've ever used more than 30.


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Post by richard » Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:45 pm

The 1000 channels on the 170 is an error... I think it's somewhere in the 200's.

But yes, I tell you: spend the extra 20 bucks at HRO and get the 170 over the 150.

Bigger cap battery, NiMH instead of NiCd, too.

Nicer heft and rock-solid. Big, bright screen.

I'll recommend this radio to anyone looking for a good 2m HT.

At $139, it's a no-brainer.

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