05-06-2010, 01:03 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
Originally Posted by hotrod
thanks for the review. how ya compare it to the omega hp both tx rx
How would I compare the 257 HP to the OmegaForce HP?
a) I would have to say that the receive is more sensitive with the 257 and the audio has more punch too. Not saying the OmegaForce has a weak receive - the receive is better than a lot of radios that I own and use. The 257 might have between 5-10% better receive than the OmegaForce - if that.
b) I would say that if one wanted a radio that doesn't have talkback, echo, and a roger beep; then the 257 HP would also be a less costly solution than the OmegaForce HP.
c) The transmit on FM
are equal to the OmegaForce at equivalent power levels. AM
mode is not as strong on the 257 as the OmegaFoce; the TG Modulator does make a noticeable difference there. But I wouldn't call it 'weak' either - by any means! It is quite strong. I use an Astatic D104/TUPS-9 on the OmegaForce; so the transmit audio is a little better. But not much better; the stock mic is more than enough and its qualities are more than just acceptable.
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