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Old 08-02-2008, 10:14 PM
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since it is for the 80 i will look into the 8800 .... Still have not taken a test, but after the GTR i want one!

No..... I NEED ONE.... It's like a technology "fix" that i NEED !
you should spring for the 8900 being a general
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:21 PM
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you should spring for the 8900 being a general
I did spring for the 8900 and got them to lock in the price on thurs. Really glad i did as the prices all went up today when i went to pick up an antenna...... the radio went up another $35

Now deciding where to mount it is the next step in the process..
If i get it in by Monday, at least i will be able to practice listening in

When i told my bro i wanted to "ragchew" he laughed really hard. i guess it does sound funny....
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I did spring for the 8900 and got them to lock in the price on thurs. Really glad i did as the prices all went up today when i went to pick up an antenna...... the radio went up another $35

Now deciding where to mount it is the next step in the process..
If i get it in by Monday, at least i will be able to practice listening in

When i told my bro i wanted to "ragchew" he laughed really hard. i guess it does sound funny....
Neil, Did you get an HT yet? You might want one of these. I use it with my VX-7R for the Monday night get together. I've still got extra twin lead, if you want some.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:12 AM
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Hello Chris, no HT yet, just the 8900, quad band antenna, and mount... May ends up getting another smaller 2 meter antenna for the rougher trails as the quad band is not small. mounting it to the rear hatch similiar to yours, but may need to build a plactic cradle for it to sit in while folded so it does'nt beat itself against the window..

Now i think i may need to look into dual batteries for all the extra stuff i want. morphing towards the "uncle ben" style of functional pimpin....
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morphing towards the "uncle ben" style of functional pimpin....
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:25 AM
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you should spring for the 8900 being a general
The FT-8900 does 10m, which like Wes mentions is not available to tech licensees. But it only does 10m FM and that's a pretty big limitation, so I'm not sure how useful it really is. I mean a general will want to do AM on 10m for sure. Personally, I can't see it being worth the money and would probably do the FT-857D instead. But the bump in price from a 8800 to a 8900 is pretty small, so I guess having 6m and 10m FM might be worth it for $50.
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ah yeah. I forgot about the mobiles in the HF list. Those are $. One of the reasons I went straight 2m for now. Work into this, see what I use, what I don't, understand things more then decide what I need. Then again Neil went straight for a loaded 80 with a supercharger. He doesn't mess around.
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Speaking of which who here is going to upgrade to this?

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/778457782.html
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