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Old 03-21-2008, 10:45 AM
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Default Basic 2 Meter Radio

Yeah, my first venture into this board and more confused than enlightened. I don't have any interest in a dual band setup at this time, just a basic 2 meter unit to bolt in the truck, i.e., no hand held.

What do you ham geeks recommend?

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Old 03-21-2008, 11:59 AM
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I know Nathanial and a few others have used the Yaseau 2800.

I think the good brands are yaesu, Kenwood and Icom
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:49 PM
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You can get a 2800 for under $120 right now.. http://www.hamcity.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=10 and that would be a fine radio to toss in the truck for sure.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:07 PM
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That links doesn't bring up anything specific Tim, I assume it's for the YAESU FT-2800M is that right? I think that's one that Hulk mentioned in a post a while back that I couldn't find.
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Chris, that's exactly the radio I would recommend.
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I had two Ft-2800's. They are very durable, built to Mil-Spec, and if they made the same unit with dual band capability, I'd own one.
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Link:
http://www.hamcity.com/detail.aspx?ID=321
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Thanks guys. That's the one I'll likely go with Hulk, any antenna recommendations?
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Thanks guys. That's the one I'll likely go with Hulk, any antenna recommendations?
Larsen NMO150 is a good choice for a 2m only antenna. Cheap ($30), durable and a good performer. Or PM Groucho and get in on the self-build one. That would be under $10 since he's offering to give you the expensive part to make.
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Added myself to the self-build, thanks.
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