Say have you looked at Wouxun? Strange name but for $125 I got a great 2m/440 128 channel HT. 5W VHF and I think 4w UHF. FULL of options. Hard to program by hand, a breeze with a $20 cable and free program.If we do this it will give me the final push to get a new HT. THANK YOU !!!
The Wouxun is an excellent inexpensive rig. It does scan but is not quite all you'd ever want in a conventional scanner. The Commander software works very well. I'm quite pleased with a dual band HT for under $150 complete! ANd the 2m 220MHz version works fine also.Be sure to look at the cost difference on the programming software between the two models. I don't know if the Yaesu requires additional cost for the software or the cable but I do know that there's some excellent software available for the Wouxun 1, 2, 3 (not 6) series for free - KG-UV Commander. The software will make your life much easier. Of course, as a scanner guy, I'll bet you already know that!
Okay I need to correct my post. I misunderstood what N7IMF said about using the 448.700 repeater. He has turned the access tone off so we can use it anytime. The PL tone is 114.7 if anyone wants to get on and chat.
I was actually thinking of setting up a Google Plus page and porting over the Twitter feed alerts so that each tweet would make a post and comments could be made on each and a hangout could even be started.
Any interest in that?
The VHF Society lists the tone as 114.8 which is a conventional tone. Is this machine on Lake Mountain? how's the coverage into the SW portion of Salt Lake County?Okay I need to correct my post. I misunderstood what N7IMF said about using the 448.700 repeater. He has turned the access tone off so we can use it anytime. The PL tone is 114.7 if anyone wants to get on and chat.