Originally Posted by DaveInDenver
There's no doubt on the desire to get one, I'm convinced with the recent firmware updates (the radio can do NMEA0183 now) that it does everything I'd like. But the $600 price tag is steep. I guess if I got $100 for the FT-1500 and $300 for the FT-8800, maybe I could swing it tho. Can't forget the 'extras', GPS module and programming software...
I'm a rev or 2 behind on the firmware. I need to update. The extras floored me when I went into HRO to pick it up. You want how much for that cable?
But, it gives my wife piece of mind when we're out in the boonies with the kids so it's all good.