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Old 05-18-2009, 04:38 PM
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your going to want the dual band if you get into it imho
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:49 PM
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The dual band FT8800 that I picked up about a month ago is pretty . Glad I went with the dual band. It's nice being able to monitor 146.460 and whatever repeater is nearby at the same time. It's a nice compact unit as well. My only complaint is that the speaker isn't loud enough for an FJ40 on the highway.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:52 PM
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...My only complaint is that the speaker isn't loud enough for an FJ40 on the highway.
When you solve that problem let me know. I figure that an external speaker is good; but also need a headset with a boom mic and a noise canceling circuit if I want to communicate.
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your going to want the dual band if you get into it imho
I'm going to agree here. I got the Yaesu 7800 primarily for the remote mount feature, so all I have is the faceplate mounted to my overhead console (the rest of the unit is behind the seat). But in Moab and coming home along I-70 I wish I had the ability to monitor both the 146.460 and the repeaters. I found myself going back and forth a few times, and finally just settled on the repeaters. It's not a deal breaker by any means, but it seems like it would be worth the extra few $$ to get the 8800.
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I have beat the drum of dual bands several times, so I'll keep my hands in my pockets this time around.. (dual bands, Chris! all the way!!)

However I will contribute to the 40 thing, how about one of these hats? http://www.tookshats.com/ works well in the winter in particular, especially if you have the doors off. I've actually got one and used it quite a bit to plow in the Scout with the iPod..



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Yeah, an external speaker (a very loud one) is in the future for the 40.

Hey, it's 21:15 on a Monday, doesn't Rising Sun try to do a net about this time?

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alright I'll run out to the truck if you will.
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alright I'll run out to the truck if you will.
I'm checking simplex now.
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The dual band FT8800 that I picked up about a month ago is pretty . Glad I went with the dual band. It's nice being able to monitor 146.460 and whatever repeater is nearby at the same time. It's a nice compact unit as well. My only complaint is that the speaker isn't loud enough for an FJ40 on the highway.
In my early Bronco I fed my FT-90 (and FT-2400, FT8900) output into the aux input on my Alpine stereo. I set the EQ for the aux. input for good voice reproduction. Sounded good and it was plenty loud on the highway. In my minitruck the FT-90 feeds a passive aux speaker from Radio Shack plenty loud, even over the gear whine. Score one foe the minitruck!
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