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post #32 of Old 05-06-2008
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Amaaaazing to me, what people don't read...or digest.

In an early post on this thread, I said, inter alia....
Another thing to look for is size (of knobs, readout, etc.). And -- very important -- audio quality. Many VHFs have small speakers with limited ability to operate well in noisy environments without a separate (remote) speaker attached.

Which to choose? Just about any will do well. The Icom 504 and 506 are very popular. After comparing a few, and installing a few for clients, I chose a Standard Horizon Quantum model a couple of years ago because it had the features I wanted and had a better audio output than the comparable Icom model. Unquote

Audio quality is VERY, VERY important.

Can't say it any clearer.

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