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Ham Radio, YAESU FT-2900R ( 75/25/10/5 Watts of Solid RF Power ) $139.95 Shipped Free @ HRO

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High power output with No Cooling Fan Needed, a huge, easy-to-read display, and one-touch WIRES Internet Linking Access capability are yours with the rugged new FT-2900R!
75 Watts of Solid RF Power with No Cooling Fan Needed! Four selectable power output levels are provided: 75/25/10/5 Watts. The power selection may be stored into memory, allowing you to conserve power while using strong local repeaters.
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if/when the next war/alien invasion itll be hams to the rescue!
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Gigaparts has it for the same price.

http://www.gigaparts.com/Product-...fgode5kB_A

AES also has it for that price:
http://www.aesham.com/2m-144-mhz/yaesu-ft-2900r/

However I think both charge around $10 for shipping, so not a bad deal.
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Quote from michi098 View Post :
Gigaparts has it for the same price.

http://www.gigaparts.com/Product-...fgode5kB_A

AES also has it for that price:
http://www.aesham.com/2m-144-mhz/yaesu-ft-2900r/

However I think both charge around $10 for shipping, so not a bad deal.
HRO free shipping

gigaparts shipping + $15

Amateur Electronic Supply also + Shipping ( You have to check out to find out the cost )
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Thanks for the ham radio posts, Butcherboy! Always glad to see what's out there. I have a little old 2m rig I use as a base station that a silent key's family gave me after he died.
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I was listening to the 2M band around Seattle recently. Basically dead all but one conversation that did not follow ham protocol... plentiful use of the F word.

With the proliferation of cell phones, V/UHF ham has gone the way of the dinosaurs. With the proliferation of the Internet, HF ham has met the same fate. The concept of sitting tapping out Morse code is just a little ludicrous when you could simply open a chat window. I hope I'm wrong about all this because I grew up with a strong love of all things radio, but times have changed methinks.

And BTW I used to own a Yaesu FT-101.
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Quote from ReverseHandedJO View Post :
if/when the next war/alien invasion itll be hams to the rescue!
sorry, but you must observe radio silence, lest you want the enemies, aliens hear you.
we're talking space aliens right? not the ones that will be attacking Trump?
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I was listening to the 2M band around Seattle recently. Basically dead all but one conversation that did not follow ham protocol... plentiful use of the F word.

With the proliferation of cell phones, V/UHF ham has gone the way of the dinosaurs. With the proliferation of the Internet, HF ham has met the same fate. The concept of sitting tapping out Morse code is just a little ludicrous when you could simply open a chat window. I hope I'm wrong about all this because I grew up with a strong love of all things radio, but times have changed methinks.

And BTW I used to own a Yaesu FT-101.
Well I guess people still ride bikes, when they could just jump in the car.
People brew beer, even though it is widely available at the local Grocery.
It's a fun hobby.
The excitement of making a 1500 mile contact using a piece of wire strung on my fence is enough for me. Then I will log onto Facebook and call every one on my cellphone to brag.
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I was listening to the 2M band around Seattle recently. Basically dead all but one conversation that did not follow ham protocol... plentiful use of the F word.

With the proliferation of cell phones, V/UHF ham has gone the way of the dinosaurs. With the proliferation of the Internet, HF ham has met the same fate. The concept of sitting tapping out Morse code is just a little ludicrous when you could simply open a chat window. I hope I'm wrong about all this because I grew up with a strong love of all things radio, but times have changed methinks.

And BTW I used to own a Yaesu FT-101.
Find out when the nets are on in your Seattle area.
I am in Nor / Cal and we have nets on every day.

Seattle area
http://www.mikeandkey.org/nets.htm
http://noveltyhill.net/Amateur-Ra...Radio.html


Amateur Radio Showing Steady Growth in the US
http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-...-in-the-us
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Thanks for the ham radio posts, Butcherboy! Always glad to see what's out there. I have a little old 2m rig I use as a base station that a silent key's family gave me after he died.
May he rest in peace.
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Quote from Butcherboy View Post :
Find out when the nets are on in your Seattle area.
I am in Nor / Cal and we have nets on every day.

Seattle area
http://www.mikeandkey.org/nets.htm
http://noveltyhill.net/Amateur-Ra...Radio.html


Amateur Radio Showing Steady Growth in the US
http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-...-in-the-us

hey Butcherboy...love your posts they are right up my alley lol.

anyways the last piece of my prepper / emergencdy setup is emergency comms. i have GMRS radios (old school Midland G-11's with 6" whips) that cover my entire town from my 2nd floor due to the elevation of my house but i've been wanting to dabble in amateur radio.

if i PM you, would you be able to help get me started? was thinking of starting with this one as a base station since it's just $139 right now. i already have two of those baefong ones (BaoFeng UV-5R) from that last FP deal on amazon

thanks,

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Fun to listen to drug deals in the hood with this, thanks!
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Fun to listen to drug deals in the hood with this, thanks!
then you can use the 5-0 app to listen to the police responding laugh out loud
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hey Butcherboy...love your posts they are right up my alley lol.

anyways the last piece of my prepper / emergencdy setup is emergency comms. i have GMRS radios (old school Midland G-11's with 6" whips) that cover my entire town from my 2nd floor due to the elevation of my house but i've been wanting to dabble in amateur radio.

if i PM you, would you be able to help get me started? was thinking of starting with this one as a base station since it's just $139 right now. i already have two of those baefong ones (BaoFeng UV-5R) from that last FP deal on amazon

thanks,

-medic

Send me a PM
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