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Old November 23, 2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Looking for a communications unit

can anyone help me out with the manufactures and there prices
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Old November 24, 2009, 01:29 AM   #2
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What are you looking to do?

Tons of stuff out there... need to narrow it down a little.
Emergency Dispatcher Police/Fire/EMS
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Old November 25, 2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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Grundig and Sangean make good shortwave receivers. I have a Sangean model. This is a reputable site:

Good scanners include AOR, ICOM and Uniden. Find these at

Two way walkie talkies can be found at most any sporting goods store. Way too many models with different features to quote a price on any type of comms equipment without knowing what you're looking for.

Ham radio equipment is another animal, but you can get into it with a technician's license.
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Old November 26, 2009, 01:48 AM   #4
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It all depends on what you're planning/wanting to do...

Two-way communications? A UHF portable handheld from ICOM (IC-F24 gets my vote) or Motorola (CP200 gets my vote here).

Scanners are available from many reliable manufacturers.

HF communications get a bit more pricey, FCC license is required I believe...

Wayyyy too many options out there... What's the goal here?
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