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Looking for a TOUGH radio

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Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby tuckerm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm

I have a school district I do some consulting work for. They have a Special Needs student that has been destroying some radios. They're looking for something indestructible yet around $150-$200. Anyone have any suggestions? Vertex??
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby C17LVFD » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 pm

Astro Saber... depending on band and protocol they use.
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby tuckerm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:01 pm

I should have mentioned that...UHF mostly simplex with a repeater.
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby C17LVFD » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:18 am

Astro Saber...
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby NSPD » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 am

How about a $20 DN HT1000?

Double-edged sword here though. Most durable radios are bricks, which could also be a heavy projectile in this case.
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby N4KVE » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:31 am

Jedi, Astro Saber, or XTS3000. GARY.

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby com501 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 pm

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby abbylind » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:58 am

MT 500 I had one that burned inside a Converta-com in a car fire. Used a crow bar to pry it out of the CVC. Wiped off some of the black char, turned it on and viola it worked!

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby KitN1MCC » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:58 pm

The cp200d is tough little bugger

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby Bill_G » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:01 pm

So, what kind of radios has this special needs student broken in the past?

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby spectragod » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 pm

ht600, p200, mt500
Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?
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Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's gonna end...

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby motorola_otaku » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Harris P7100. A seller out of Phoenix has a batch of ex-Arizona DPS UHF radios on Ebay for $49 each. And as an added bonus you can encrypt the school with AEGIS and drive the local scannerheads nuts. :lol:
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby tuckerm » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Thanks for the suggestions...I'll let you know what we end up using and if it works.
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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby kato56 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:34 am

My opinion would opt for the WARIS (HT600, P200, MT100) radios would be my first choice, then non-keypad JEDI as a second. Sabers since they are slimmer than the others have a weak point on the battery slide which can snap off

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Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Postby chrismoll12 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:37 pm




If anyone has ever disassembled these radios they'd find out there not much more rugged than a calculator. The soldier joints are extremely crap and the the most rugged thing about it, is that is uses metal screws to attach the front cover, thqats about it. In fact your more likely to rip off the speaker wire from the board on a simple disassembly. They literally look like a child assembled it in some sweatshop .Mine had solder all over the area in a mess where the speaker wires attached


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