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#61 gman1971

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:59 AM

I can help you out there, if you're interested. I have a Motorola M1225 already programmed with GMRS channels that I would be willing to sell. It's in great condition. I'll even throw in the programming cable.

Nothing wrong with it; I'm just not using it because I have enough Kenwoods to cover all my GMRS needs.

 

Thank you RCM, however, the Vertex Standard mobiles I have ATM are working great so at this point I think I am all caught up on GMRS radios. (while keeps thinking about ham ticket, finding ways to buy MORE radios ) hahaha.


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:32 PM

Thanks gents I think I'll be scanning eBay after class for some tk-880s tonight after class. I didn't have a Midland when I posted previously but I did pick one up about a week ago. I have a couple project vehicles to outfit yet and would like to set up a base station at the house. Big fan of being able to computer programming in that case just pop and swap press load and move on. I remember seeing some VX-6000's on eBay for under $200 but they were questionable.
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:39 PM

Will also keep my eye out for some of the 25-40watt m1225's if I can get a hold of some programming software.
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:45 PM

Speaking of which, anyone buy anything from these guys, they have what looks like a decent selection of tested equipment. To include some 40watt M1225s as well as other Motorola and Kenwood sets.

https://used-radios....obiles/band_uhf
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:58 PM

Speaking of which, anyone buy anything from these guys, they have what looks like a decent selection of tested equipment. To include some 40watt M1225s as well as other Motorola and Kenwood sets.

https://used-radios....obiles/band_uhf

I haven't dealt with them, but they look reasonable.

I'll extend the same offer to you on the M1225, since gman1971 isn't interested. It's the 40 watt 20 channel version, pre-programmed with gmrs channels, and I'll throw in the programming cable. All for less than used-radios dot com has them listed without the cable.


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:33 PM

I haven't dealt with them, but they look reasonable.
I'll extend the same offer to you on the M1225, since gman1971 isn't interested. It's the 40 watt 20 channel version, pre-programmed with gmrs channels, and I'll throw in the programming cable. All for less than used-radios dot com has them listed without the cable.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:32 PM

I haven't dealt with them, but they look reasonable.

I'll extend the same offer to you on the M1225, since gman1971 isn't interested. It's the 40 watt 20 channel version, pre-programmed with gmrs channels, and I'll throw in the programming cable. All for less than used-radios dot com has them listed without the cable.

Did the deal get done?

 

Looked at M1225, 20Ch at $135 and Kenwood TK-863G, 256Ch at $95 on usedradios.com.  They seemed to think the Motorola was more than I need.

Use will be mobile to HT, little if any repeater use.

Is one much "better" than the other?

 

I've pretty much put Midland out of the picture.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:33 PM

Did the deal get done?

 

Looked at M1225, 20Ch at $135 and Kenwood TK-863G, 256Ch at $95 on usedradios.com.  They seemed to think the Motorola was more than I need.

Use will be mobile to HT, little if any repeater use.

Is one much "better" than the other?

 

I've pretty much put Midland out of the picture.

Downs bought the 1225, for substantially less than that and without the cable.

The Kenwwood is better in terms of finding the proper software. Also has more channels.

 

For your use, either is good but the Motorola is more compact and maybe a little simpler to operate. But if you do get a Motorola, it's probably best to pay a shop the $25 or so to program it, or buy it from a shop (used-radios.com for example) that will program it for you.


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