Need Help on Buying first rig

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altopcat

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Ok here is the dilemma the rig I like is the Icom 718 for my first rig. I also have the opportunity to buy the ICOM IC-746PRO at a good price. The difference is that the IC-746 Pro has 2 meter as well as 6m and built in antenna tuner. As a newbie I am confused as to were I would have the most fun and use. Some say the 2 meter band is best to start other claim the 10 meter is the way to go. I figured the IC-746 can do both at a bit more money. Any insight would be appreciated thanks in advance for the help.
 

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What is your license class? Tech, Gen, Extra??? That will dictate what frequencies you are allowed on. I would go with the 746 since it has 6m and 2m. If you only have a tech, get a good dual band, or quad band radio such as the Yaesu 8900. Being that this question is asked almost weekly on this forum, why not do a search and see what has been talked about. Another good suggestion is to talk to the hams at a local club. They will steer you in the right direction to begin your radio fun:)
Larry
 
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