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Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX: 0.5-999 MHz (cellular blocked in the US)
TX: 144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe and Asia) 144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
Handheld model
Manufactured between 2003 and 200x
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