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Author Topic: Yaesu  (Read 5841 times)
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« on: March 04, 2015, 02:07:39 PM »

Okay, I have been looking for a good mobile radio. I have been told that Yaesu is a very good radio. But, I will look at one and then, I will read the reviews here. It seems to me that, many of the radios like the FT-8000, and I believe the FT-2000 (I believe that number)but some are not rated high. It seems like, there base station are good and, mobile are not. I looked at the FT-8900 I believe that is the number to, and this is a newer model with so so remarks. I think that I am going to lean towards a Kenwood or icom like my base rig.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 08:25:08 PM »

I will look at one and then, I will read the reviews here.

Stop doing that.  Define a list of must have, like to have, and don't want.  Pick the radio that matches best.  You would no sooner buy a car or pick a mate via popular opinion, why choose your radio that way.


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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 09:47:38 PM »

Do you know what do you want from a mobile rig? Just 2M? 220? 440? 6M? HF?

No one can intelligently assist you until we know what YOU need from a mobile rig.



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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 08:10:40 AM »

I'm looking for a dual band 2/70cm. I have talked with a few hams around the area, and they are saying that the 220MZh  isn't that popular. My base rig is a Icom ic 746 ( not the pro ) so, I have 6 meter so I am not looking for that in a mobile. Just 2/70cm. I should have been a little bit more specific details in my first message. Sorry for that one.

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 09:25:53 AM »

You're not too far from two HRO stores (Delaware and VA).

I'd drive to one of them on a Saturday and try out some stuff.  They usually have all the latest rigs on display, and usually connected to antennas and power supplies so you can try them out.

Yaesu-Icom-Kenwood are all well made gear but features and operator convenience varies a lot and I'd focus on those things. 

For me, I like a rig that I can set up to use, or change the way it's set up, on the fly in the mobile without having to resort to difficult menus or reaching for the instruction manual -- that can be frustrating when you're mobile.  The "user interface," and how easy it is to program the rig for a new frequency and CTCSS tone when I drive into an area having repeaters I don't have programmed, is more important than the last dB of performance.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 02:57:58 PM »

Thanks for the information about HRO. I forgot about them and yes you are right, I am close to the Virginia store. As a matter of fact, I have been to their store before. Again, thanks to everyone who has responded with, good information.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 03:24:45 PM »

I've had three FT-8800s and all are good radios. I highly recommend them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 05:33:41 PM »

You will need to choose between "dual-band, single receive," or "dual-band, dual receive" units.

Dual-band, dual receive allow you to monitor two freqs at the same time. Better yet, some allow you to "split" the audio: With my Kenwood, when the speaker mounted behind my head on the door pillar goes off, I know it is the "left" band - and when the floor speaker goes off, I know it is the "right" band. All this while keeping my eyes on the road ... (grin)

In what make/model car will this be installed?

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