>The VX-1 is not a toy. You'd be surprised as to how well 500 mw works.
>I find is that I take my VX-1 places (work) that I'd never take my bigger
>hand-helds. The result, the VX-1 gets more use than any other hand-held I
>have. I wouldn't recommend it as your only HT, but it definately does have
>place in the ham shack. BTW, the VX-1 does have DCS.
I agree. Also, more "non-hams" have been wowed by the VX-1 than with any
other rig. With so many cell phones, people are less impressed with HT's.
If we're going to attract more hams to the hobby, we need more (and I agree,
powerful) micro-HT's. Besides that, I'm no longer mistaken for a security
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