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Old 02-06-2005, 02:40 AM   #2
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Yaesu/Vertex VX150. Yeah, it's a HAM radio, but for $110 it beats all similarly priced scanners by a long shot in terms of sensitivity. Before my V8000 took over as my main go-to radio, my VX150 was connected to a Diamond K600S trunk-lip mount and a Comet SBB-25 2m band antenna (about 4.5 feet tall). Consistance signals from 20-30 miles away. The V8000 beats it with a consistant 30-40+ and stronger Tx power, but that isn't what your looking for.

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