TomSlick wrote:Do either the VHF or UHF models cover amateur frequencies? The Vertex web site lists 400-430 and 450-490 as the ranges for UHF models.
I don't have the equipment to see how far out-of-band my VX-800s will perform reliably but the software allows me to program 134-174 MHZ (VHF) and 400-512 MHz (UHF) (outside of these ranges, it rounds the entry into these ranges).
The owner's manual lists three frequency ranges (134-160, 148-174 and 450-485). I know my 148-174 version works on the 2m channels I've tried it on; I have not actually used my UHF radio on any 70 cm channels though it does have some 440 MHz repeaters programmed in and the radio's CPU accepted them without a problem.
(Besides the three transmitter ranges listed above, there are also a bunch of different antenna options available according to the manual. VHF options include the following: "A" is 134-151 stubby, "B" is 150-163 stubby, "C" is 161-174 stubby and "XL" is 134-174 untuned. UHF options are "C" at 440-470 and "D" is 450-485.)