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Author Topic: Best mobile biband V & U radio ?  (Read 3553 times)
IW2BSF
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« on: January 20, 2016, 05:42:50 AM »

what is the  best  MOBILE biband  on ICOM, YAESU or Kenwood ? 


work well the icom ic-2730  ?


best 73
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 06:15:06 AM »

The truth is, technically, the difference is all but nil. The main difference is their user interface, and when it come to that, it is a personal choice, not a technical one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 06:33:18 AM »

What Alan just said.

Get yourself down to a dealerrship and have a feel of as many radios as you can then buy what works for you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 09:59:46 AM »

I have always been an Icom man and have always had great experiences with their radios.  I currently own 3 Icom 208h dual band mobiles and love them.
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KG7TBQ
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 05:36:39 PM »

Just like everyone else says, go down to the dealer and take a gander at them and see what works best for you. There is very minimal differences from my experience, except user interface of different brands. I learned on Yaesu and haven't bought any other brand. Not because of brand loyalty, but more because I am comfortable using it. I don't have a grudge against kendwoood or icom. If I was going to get something beside a mobile type yaesu, kenwood would probably be next.

I have an ft-1900r and an 8800r. I like both of them. I think the 8800 is a great dual band because of the separation kit and the ability to dual scan and monitor 2 frequencies at once.

 Good luck choosing!
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 06:22:00 PM »

They all sound the same, work the same, and the only difference is looks, interface, and company.

I like Kenwood if you are gonna Crossband Repeat a bunch because it can do Morse ID every 10 mins as a repeater, this way you technically do not need local control and can set it for remote control (gray area of the law I know).

I like the ICOM 2730 because it's ICOM and because the display is pretty nice and big and I really like the design and ergonomics of ICOMs hand mics over Kenwoods 3 year old tonka toy feeling.

Yaesu is good but the displays are smaller, harder to read, and in that awful orange color but you can probably change it.

But if I got any dual band radio I would get one that has two completely and truly separate VFOs inside. 2 radios one box. That way you can monitor whatever, whenever, however, you want.

Stay away from the Chinese rigs if quality is worth your money. I have a Chinese TYT TH9800 and whist it is a functionally solid radio that does what it is supposed to do it feels less well made, more plastic, and for another $50.00 you can get a name brand radio that is probably significantly better constructed.
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KJ6NWU
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 05:44:29 AM »

It depends on what brand of truck you're putting it in.
I only put Kenwoods in my Dodge.

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Jeff Bradford KJ6NWU
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 11:19:56 AM »

yes,  yaesu is both analog/digital bu NOT is a dualbander !

icom as only analog but is a real dualbander.....
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