Thursday, December 16, 2010
VHF Radio Pricing
My remote VHF microphone has been giving me trouble. I was hoping that it was just that the cable contacts were corroded but I have been unable to clean them and get it working again - if in fact it is the contacts. I have been researching replacements. What I don't understand is why I can purchase an entire new VHF radio for less than the cost of replacing my remote microphone. This is true no matter what brand I pick. A new VHF without bells and whistles is about $100. Remote microphones (presuming you have purchased the radio that goes with that particular microphone) start at about $120. In some cases you then have to purchase and extension cable for even more money. Something is very wrong with the pricing.
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