PSA: Yaesu 2800s don't have memory banks

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After my thread comparing MaxTracs against ham rigs a few days ago, I picked up a new Yaesu 2800 and was dismayed to learn that it has a significant issue with its usability: no memory banks.

What?

My VX-170 has memory banks which I rely on heavily. As it turns out, the 1802, 1900, and 2900 all have memory banks, but the 2800 does not. That may not mean much in normal 2M ham use, but for a railroad scanner it's a dealbreaker.

Fortunately, I was able to trade the 2800 to a friend for a like-new 1802. The difference in the value of the rigs was less than I'd have lost paying a restocking fee and return shipping to exchange the 2800.

So anyway, just a little PSA for those considering Yaesu mobile rigs for railfan use.
 
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