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RCI Rack Bases

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Dawn

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I'm pretty happy with the Yeticom Optima and despite it's inabiltiy to sit on top of a power supply without problems, I'm wondering about the RCI bases. The RCI2995 looks like a 10/12 ideal unit. There's others in a base station form factor. Any input on the 10/12 capable multimode bases and what't the best?
 

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I had a 2980 and 2990 a very long tine ago. These along with the 2995DX are aimed at the CB crowd, as no HAM is going to spend around $600 for them. For less than the price of the RCI, you can buy a real HF rig like the ICOM 718. Other than that, I won't say anything else since recommending HAM gear for 11 meters isn't a good idea on here.
 
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I certainly wouldn't buy one new if that's what you were thinking. Just the case one comes by used, I'd give it a thought. I only bought the optima new because I wanted to put the radio out in a different place then my shack and match the size of the two commerical Kenwood we have in the home office for GMRS and replace the low band one with the Optima. I'm only interested in the use for 10M anyways and a 718 doesn't do FM which is what I've primarly been using on 29.6 locally until I lost my antenna.
 
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