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Author Topic: Easy to operate dual-bander ???  (Read 2217 times)
KA9ZIM
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« on: August 11, 2000, 09:08:37 AM »

I have a Yaesu FT-8500R dual band radio in my car.  In my area we have a lot of activity on both bands.  Many clubs operate repeaters on both 2M & 70cm.  With the controls provided by Yaesu it is cumbersome to transition from scanning both bands to operating on one of them.  I think I would prefer a radio that basically had one VFO that extended from 2M to 70cm (or two VFOs that combined to function as one).  With both bands programmed into a single VFO I would be able to scan both bands, yet not have do deal with turning down the volume on one band, then switch control, followed by switching volume and squelch over to the band that I want to operate.  

Does anyone know if such a radio exists?  Or, more generally, what are some radios that are easy to operate while driving?

Thanks in advance for any and all comments.
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