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Moleculo 07-28-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 2RT307 (Post 436254)
Looking further into the club member's setup, he has a Yaesu FT-857D remote mounted, and an Ameritron controller for his Tarheel multi band screwdriver antenna. Shows to run 80-6 meters, and then he has a separate Comet dual band antenna.

BTW, I passed Tech yesterday. Didn't study for General, took the test anyway, and didn't pass. I really wasn't expecting to, but hoped I might get lucky with the right pool. Now to study for General!

73,
RT307

Congrats on getting your ticket!

This might seem like a silly question, but have you established a budget for the new rig?

2RT307 07-28-2013 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Moleculo (Post 436308)
Congrats on getting your ticket!

This might seem like a silly question, but have you established a budget for the new rig?

Thanks Moleculo! I have not, but tend to go overboard with this stuff. :) The new Icom all band mobile looks pretty cool, but is unproven, and very expensive. I don't see myself putting a screwdriver antenna on either, but ya never know!

73,
RT307

Road Squawker 07-28-2013 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 2RT307 (Post 434816)
... but figure a new Yaesu with DSP now included is probably the smarter buy. I had not thought about the DCS tones, and that is certainly a major consideration for 2 meter and 440 repeaters...

ya might wanna take a good look at the IC 7K:wink:

2RT307 07-30-2013 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Road Squawker (Post 436324)
ya might wanna take a good look at the IC 7K:wink:

That one is REALLY nice, and I especially like that the filters are basically built in. Awfully expensive though, especially to leave in a mobile. And I do see quite a few reviews on Eham that say they have had some overheating and fire issues. I could probably do the Yaesu FT-857 and play with ham sticks, or add a Tarheel eventually without going too overboard. Still, the Icom is worth considering. IC 7000 is $1185 bucks at HRO, vs. FT-857D for $776 at Gigaparts.

73,
RT307


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