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Old 12-18-2010, 02:51 PM
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WooHooo!......... now i need a radio for the rig. ??????????? What is a good radio that I can grow with?
APRS for sure.
Dual Band / Tri band ??
Sure RS will point me in the right direction.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:24 PM
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Very cool! You're going to have fun. You'll have lots of opinions on gear and ultimately it comes down to what you want to do with it. I have the Yaesu 8900r which is a quad band and more than I need (2m/70cm/6m/10m) but no aprs. 2meter is where most of the day to day comm. Is going on. I might mess with 6m some day or maube not. I'd say look at the Yaesu ft350 it's got the aprs capability. I hope that helps get you started. There's much more knowledge elsewhere In the club.
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Congrats! You'll love it.
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congrats on passing. i have yaesu's ftm-350r although it's still sitting on my desk and not in the truck. i hate having to schedule time to work on the truck but with 3 daughters, i don't have much choice.

kenwood's d710 is another good choice. some say it's a bit better than the yaesu but i like the yaesu's display much better.
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Quad band?? Does that cover the CB band as well? Is there a way to eliminate the need to have a CB in the truck?
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Quad band?? Does that cover the CB band as well? Is there a way to eliminate the need to have a CB in the truck?
You just passed the license test, what do you think the answer is to that question?
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:23 PM
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probably some legal issues with this scenario.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:33 PM
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.... Is there a way to eliminate the need to have a CB in the truck?
Yeah just don't have one.. it's wonderful. congrats on passing!!
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Only if you never wheel with anyone other than Rising Sun or ignore those disinterested!
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WooHooo!......... now i need a radio for the rig. ??????????? What is a good radio that I can grow with?
APRS for sure.
Dual Band / Tri band ??
Sure RS will point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance.
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Dave posted this up a while ago, I know for sure its still availalbe, I have emailed back and forth with the guy a couple times. It is a good deal.

I would definitely defer to you on it as I already have one that is serviceable for the time being.
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