Originally Posted by MDH33
The FT8800 is on sale at HRO right now. I think I paid ~$330.
They have it listed at $350 with the separation kit right now on their site, but still that's pretty good. I really like the colors on that Alinco, but not being able to run 2m on both channels discounts that entirely, plus it's more expensive..
I think the Kenwood is easier to program than the Yaesu, so I'm not as intimidated by that as I may have been a few years ago. Actually still leaning towards the Kenwood, will try to get down to HRO in the next couple weekends to play with one.
Having the mic come from the base unit may not be that bad actually- if I'm going to mount that under the driver's seat, and clip it to the middle hump somewhere, maybe the center of the dash, then that actually could be pretty clean. Again, I need to see one first.