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Old 04-17-2007, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Ben View Post
I do not need another hobby nor do I need to throw $1000's at another thing I don't have the time for! I can resist....I can resist....I can.......
Just bustin yer chops, oh wise and noble one!

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Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
It doesn't have to be expensive. A nice 2m mobile set up is only going to be a couple of hundred dollars. Even new, a Yaesu FT-1802M is going for about $150 and single band antenna is maybe $40. Hams are perpetual tinkerers, so finding very good used radios is super easy, saves you a ton a money.
Also, ask Sharkbait how much he spent on his homebrew antenna that works AWESOME!

You could also spend $15 on 4" of round plexiglass and 1/8" stainless rod and make a very good 5/8 wave antenna for the FZJ80! Not many additions to a landcruiser can boast having the improvements that Ham has over CB and be less than $200.
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