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Author Topic: Which 2-Meter FM Mobile Rig To Buy?  (Read 5685 times)
K7EDL
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 01:58:57 PM »

Another vote for the Kenwood, easy to program and good clear sound in my noisy truck with my faiding hearing
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KD0PBO
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 09:33:31 PM »

BIG +1 for the Kenwood 281A.

I have had its older brother, the 271A for around 3 years in my truck. Through 100+ degree heat in the summer and below 0 degree cold in the winter (specifically this winter) and it has fired up every morning. Built like a tank with a front firing speaker to boot. Run it on low power of 25w instead of 65w and it'll last forever. Easy to program too once you learn the sequence of buttons.
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KC8Y
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2014, 06:57:52 AM »

RE W7NBD statement ...about the ICOM IC-V8000

I've had the IC-V8000 2-m xcvr ever since it came out.  True-it's a bear to program, BUT I bought RT System programming software for it,  problem solved.

I, also like the front facing speaker (only use the unit for a base station), and
the multi-power outputs, only run about 20-watts.

Guess everyone can make their own decision for a rig.

Ken KC8Y.
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VE4CDR
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2014, 03:45:23 PM »

Another vote for the Icom IC-V8000. Choice of power levels, front facing speaker with good volume and built like a locomotive. The programming is incredibly non intuitive. After owning it for 2 years, I still have to use the manual to program it if I am unable to use the RT software. A great choice if all you need is 2 meters.
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