Grog said:Still only 1.5w on 222mhz? Failed once again..... :roll:
prcguy said:I have a VX-7R (300mw on 220) and can hit any 220 repeater within 50mi just fine using stock rubber duck. Sounds like Grog is an Icom or Kenwood user.
mancow said:This is what I want...
A HAND HELD FT-817!!! WITH COVERAGE TO 174 MHZ. I asked and engineer from Yaesu about it last year at Dayton and he thought I was smoking a bowl. But think of it. The 817 is only 5 watts anyway. Why not make it the size of a Bendix/King with all the features of the 817 and 7r with a large LiIon bottom mounted pack and submersibility. Now that would be some s*** right there.
scanernutt said:For the record, I was once an Icom fan ( IC2-SRA,IC-W2A, IC-W32A). Now, I am a Yaesu fan (FT-50,60,VX7RB FT-847). I have to say that Icom and Kenwood have lack luster portables at best. Yaesu has been pretty good at keeping up with the needs of the Hams. Real needs, not D-star crap that boosts the price into the ridiculous range for a portable.
Grog said:All the big three have what they do best, right now yaesu has some winners in the VHF/UHF mobile category (7800/8800/8900) and the all-band mobile/base (857/897) as well. Kenwood seems to make the APRS crowd happy, Icom sure has a following in the HF market with the various 706 versions, the 7000 as well as the 746s that make many drool.
Alinco takes care of the 222mhz group
prcguy said:Every single Icom I have ever owned has broken, and the list is very long. I still have a 706MKIIG that was repaired once and is holding up and an IC-275H that needs to be fixed for the fourth time. The 7000 gets poor ratings on its receiver and the 706 beats it in many ways, check Rob Sherwoods testing of these. Drool over a 746? Man, your easily impressed.
As far as posts go I know both you guys fairly well and you both have more in common than you probably know.
Ford vs. Chevy... Icom vs. Yaesu.... Charmin vs.....whatever.... in the end it's all junk anway.
mancow said:in the end it's all junk anway.
Grog said:He likes midgets too?
Quilted Northern FTW
Probably one reason I won't spend $1000 on a fancy-pants HF rig, it'd blow up and Id be ticked for a long time :lol:
Saw it at Dayton yesterday. Here is Univerisal Radio's web page http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0008.htmlBill_White said:I might be selling my VX-6R soon.
I kinda like the new VX-8R:
Well, maybe after BETA testing..:roll:
Did they say if it's an internal board or an external one that plugs in / uses bluetooth? Though as Bob B would say, you don't need a GPS to use APRS. :-D I wonder what sort of APRS features it will have though. Obviously not as big a screen as my D7A, but the small footprint of the V8-XR would be nice.n9nwo said:It does APRS with optional GPS.
Is that it? I figured something that fancy would easily be $550-600. I might have to look into that once the beta period is over.It is to be available in late June at between $330 and $350, list.