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Old 06-30-2017, 7:22 AM
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Wouldn't take much for Icom and Yaesu to bring their mics up to snuff.

but then their mics would out weigh their radios
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Guess I have no choice but to pick the Kenwood TM-D710GA.

Thank you all for your input!
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Guess I have no choice but to pick the Kenwood TM-D710GA.

Thank you all for your input!
I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Old 07-03-2017, 7:46 AM
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If you get the 710 ga, it's extremely easy to program from the front panel and can display frequency and alpha numeric at the same time , they are a joy to operate!
The menu system is outstanding ,and unlike Icom it includes all the mounting hardware for desk or mobile mount, I picked my third rig up on a Christmas sale got it for $509 worth every penny .

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I still have a 208H and it's predecessor the 207H, and agree about its simple interface. Usually Icom does a good job with it, and with that you may want to revisit the 2730, as it follows a similar logic to its interface. I also have a FTM-100DR and while it's very nice, it's interface is not as simple as the 208H. I haven't used Kenwood mobiles in awhile so I can't speak for them, but they have been good in the past. If you are looking for something inexpensive to toss around, the 25 watt Leixen UV-898S and it's Jetstream clone can be had for around $75, and for a cheap radio, in its newest version of firmware (1.07 I think) its interface really isn't too bad. I have one for something to toss into a car with a mag mount and it works pretty good.
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I have a couple of 710 ga they are awesome to uee with the menus, i just recently got a FT 1 XDR and the menu system is kinda bad, i have this mental block of buying a dual band radio that only does 1 band at a time.

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How about Zastone D9000? Can't recommend it yet, but once it's received and tested I can come back to you
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