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Author Topic: Alinco DR-605 vs. YaesuFT-90 (and antennas)  (Read 1968 times)
KD5OIM
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« on: June 15, 2001, 04:04:33 PM »

Hi,
I am looking at purchasing one of these two radios and cannot determine which is better.  I have read some of the reviews, but I was wondering if anyone has had any personal experience that you could relate in one vs. the other etc.
I also would be interested to get any input one could have on a dual band antenna for either of the above rigs.  It will be mounted on a '92 Buick Skylark.  Will I loose alot in grounding if I go with an under trunk lid NMO mount vs. a magnet mount?  
Thanks for taking the time to read this,
Rob
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KD7KGX
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 03:46:10 PM »

The Alinco DR-605 can be used as a cross-band repeater, and can receive on both VHF and UFH simultaneously (left radio is VHF, right radio is UHF).

I think it's a more flexible radio. I have one. I've used it for mobile communications and for packet at my QTH. Never had a problem with it (had it for more than 5 years), and my local ARES group uses them as the primary EMCOMM radios in the local fire stations (backup for the municipal 800 Mhz system).

I wish Alinco provided the ability for the radio to output each receiver to separate speakers (this can be done, but it requires modding the radio). Other than that, and the fact that you can't enter alphanumeric labels for each memory channel, it's a great radio.
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K0BG
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 06:13:20 PM »

If you want a little more info on antennas, visit my web site.
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N5VTU
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 08:38:07 PM »

Hopefully the original poster has made his purchase decision since the thread is nine years old.
 
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N5XTR
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 08:52:01 PM »

I was wondering why the choices were outdated rigs.
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