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Look at the new radio.

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Mar 1, 2003
But I wonder if it will be a "budget" radio. Now if it was easy to program from the keypad, I'd buy it. One day, they'll figure it out.


5B2_BEE00 Czar
Premium Subscriber
Jul 12, 2008
Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
that's a pretty cool looking radio, and "for real" dual band RX (not this band swapping crap), and part 90 (anyone know the FCC ID number?)...might not be a bad deal IF it has a decent front end like some of the TYT radios and is actually truly part 90.

Sure gives Yaesu a run for the money on the tired decade old design on the FT-60.

I'll wait until Brick posts a hands on review.
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