I use 70cm a fair amount. On commutes I've been hanging out on 449.450 and around the house/neighborhood we use 70cm simplex. I've also used the cross band repeat on my FT-8800 70cm in and retransmit on 2m. I wouldn't say it's necessary, but I like having it. Plus the more hams that use it the better, the lower UHF spectrum is constantly under threat of being reallocated as it's quite valuable for a lot of stuff.
I'm very interested in the FTM-350 and have been kicking around the idea of selling my FT-8800 and FT-1500 to roll the mobile and APRS into one radio and maybe eliminating an antenna off the truck.
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29
"Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. " --Albert Einstein
Last edited by DaveInDenver; 01-19-2012 at 07:39 AM.