Apologizes for rambling and asking newbie questions, when I should already know.
Hi all, I've been out of hobby for a bit (family and career), need your opinions on setting back up.
Background: I always tried to keep a 2m/440 handheld viable, but alas the alinco dj-580 died. I really liked the durability (after repairing the bnc connecter defect), simplicity, and easy to read backlighting. Also dead, is my kenwood tm-261a. Loved the large backlight mic and the big screen, but it wasn't dual band.
What would you recommend to someone effectively starting over?
Also, I'd like to be able to have everything pop into a "go" case for portable/emergency use, including a packet station. (assuming packet still exists).