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Looking for a HAM Radio - info 
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Post Re: Looking for a HAM Radio - info
Soooo...got my Yaesu 2900R and antenna today.
I'm not particularly handy with mounting things into my incredibly expensive hunk if metal.
Is there somewhere that can help me install said radio/antenna for a reasonable cost?

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Lots of us are handy with that sort of thing. I can give you a hand if you can make it to Chilliwack.

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Post Re: Looking for a HAM Radio - info
Ok - so slowly working to add stuff to my rig to be able to really join you. Before I do the lift, want to make sure I can talk with you all. Reading through this thread, I do not see a recent update on the radio to use.

FT-2900R is the last one I think - is this still a good choice, or should I be looking at something else.

Thanks in advance for the advice :).

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I'd put Yaesu in the top 3, my Yaesu handheld was almost 400 and a Baofeng is 50 and with less than half the transmit power

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Post Re: Looking for a HAM Radio - info
I have a Kenwood, Yaesu and Icom mobiles. And a Yaesu hand held.

For primary radio, mobile is the way to go.

I believe my Yaesu is this 75W. It is big compared to the other two. Easier to use than the Icom though.

If you like the APRS function and GPS location hook up, just get the Kenwood D710G. Yes it is $, but I like seeing where others are on the trail and highway as we now have several of them in the club.

Check the Yaesu dimensions, you may find the 55W version better to mount. Figure out where you are going to mount it. It maybe that a remote head unit mobile is a better fit for your vehicle. More $ but it solves problems.

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