Originally Posted by CardinalFJ60
Seems like a decent price for the 8900. is this too much radio for a newbie with just Tech?
Not at all, you have full privileges on 6m, 2m and 70cm, and you have a really tiny slice of voice spectrum on 10 meters now that the code requirement is dropped. Since this is an FM only radio, you can use it to its fullest, iirc. I used to have one. The 6 presets and dual in-band receive are really useful features. And I think the mic plugs into the remote head unit for super easy hiding of the radio body. If you need a custom length remote cable I still have the crimper. The cable and ends are cheap at Radio Shack.