to make a long story short, I got an ft-2500 off ebay pretty cheaply to set up my APRS in the 60. I opted to go that route so I'd always have a backup 2M radio in the truck....although it works well for APRS, the mic doesn't work, so I can't do voice.
I found this... http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php...-27-Microphone
this is over my skill level, but comments seem to be that it's easy. Anyone ever do this??? If so...wanna do it again? or maybe coach me through it?