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Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Se7en, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    Finally bought my first brand new radio. i normaly buy used stuff cause its just something i do. placed my order of $660.00 Yaesu FTM-350AR<<More audio>> CAN you believe the tax we have to pay here in california? CA Sales Tax: $49.00


     
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  2. depark

    depark W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Congratulations on your first brand spanking new shinny radio.(y) You will really enjoy the FTM-350. It is a great radio. I have mine and I would not trade it for another. Have fun!
     
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  3. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ! I had the kenwood tm-d710a but I wasn't happy with it. So I sold it. :)

    Im going to order the gps unit after a few weeks.

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  4. Captain Kilowatt

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    BOO-HOO on the taxes. If I were to pay $660 for the radio I would also have to pay $99 in taxes. Yep, 15% on just about everything and if I order out of province but still within Canada the vendor is required to charge the tax anyway.

    Pfffffffttttt........................gas prices and taxes. You guys have it made and don't even realize it.

    Congrats on the new purchase BTW.
     
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  5. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    Tyty yes. But u see here in California the gas is 4.49$ a gallon and its rising everyday. Okay there tax on the food drink candy heck its even 50ยข to use public restrooms at some places. Oh and apartments are very expincive.

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    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur Staff Member

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    Gas here is $6.13 for an imperial gallon or about $5.13 for a US gallon. You still have it better. :cry:
     
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  7. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    Lol basterd ! I guess we do.....

    Ok back on topic.
    This is where I want to mount the face [url]http://s1101.photobucket.com/albums/g424/WorldWideDX/?action=view&current=2012-03-03_14-34-03_663.jpg[/url][img].....
    Where can I get a mount for this type ?

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    Congrats on the new radio!

    Don't forget...another 4 years with Obama and gas will be over $8 a gallon!
     
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  9. keystone990

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    New radio.

    That radio is only $579 at universalr radio and no tax. Sure you will have to wait a week but u save some dough. Cool looking rig for sure.
     
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  10. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    ya i ordered from ham city. im good its a done deal. payed for the 2 day shipping. i have a lot to do this week starting tomorrow, so i should have time by Wednesday to play with the radio.
     
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  11. depark

    depark W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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  12. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    ThaNks Darryl.
    no problem i will make it work. do plan on the gps unit very soon along with the voice and recording module. which do you think is better the GPZ unit that goes on the face or the other one with the external antenna?
     
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    depark W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Preference and mounting location. I have the internal (FGPS-1) and am happy with it. I can always get a GPS lock within 60-90 seconds. I have the Voice Guide unit (FVS-2) and the Bluetooth unit (BU-1) installed as well. I find that I don't use the FVS-2 much. It only will record 5 minutes but can be good for reminders. It will speak out frequencies and call signs (at least my own at start up:D) ). I do however use the BT quite a bit. It works very well, at least for me anyway.:)
     
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  14. Se7en

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    Can any Bluetooth be paired with the yaesu ? I have a nice set of bluetooth pieces from mono to stereo.

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    depark W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    A lot will pair but not everyone will. What kin do you have? You can search bluetooth on the site here as there many posts of what has worked or not. I have both the Yaesu BH-A2 Mono headset and also a Plantronics Voyager Pro. I use the Voyager most. Sorry I can't be more help.
     
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