Thanks for the feedback guys. I realize by purchasing only one radio there will be compromises. I just can't justify getting HT, mobile and base right off the bat. Has anyone tried using an HT at home with an amp an antenna more suited for a base e.g., J pole? Passing the test almost seems like the easy part as compared to shopping and setting up a rig.
1996 LX 450 OME heavy front/med rears, factory e-lockers, 285/75-16 Discoverer STT, home made t-case skid plate, ARB front bumper, XD9000i, Redline sliders, HID off road lights, Kenwood TM-D710
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