Who has one and what do you think about it? Likes and dislikes. Also if you have the 277r, how do you like it?
The FT-270 was my first radio and it served me well, both at home and in the car. My very first home station consisted of the 270, feeding, at first, a Comet dual-band mag mount on a baking sheet in my office, then an Arrow 2m/440 antenna on the outside of the house. In the car, it went directly into the Comet mag mount.
I eventually bought a Henry 2m 30 watt amplifier for it. Since I needed 13.8 VDC to power the amp, I picked up a Pyramid power supply on Amazon. (The amp is the blue item behind the radio in the below picture.)
Thanks. It served me well for some time. I now have a Yaesu FT-7900 dual band mobile I use as a base station at home, along with my HF and 6m mobile. They are powered by a different power supply and the Pyramid is now used to power an FT-1900 2m mobile in the steel storage building I use as a shop. The Henry amp is retired for the time being.Nice setup. Looks good.