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KENWOOD TM-V71A vs. YAESU FT-8900R

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by N0XWX, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. KE7PMY

    KE7PMY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a TM-V71A. I like the back lit buttons. I like the heft of the microphone (it's not flimsy and light). I like that it has 1000 memory channels and I can use all 1000 on both A & B sides (I don't need to use two memory channels for the same frequency, one for use on Side A and one for use on Side B). I don't believe the Yaesu product has any of these features. *Please notice I italicized and bolded the word "believe". I could have forgotten a few things, since the last I've played with the upper end Yaesu VHF/UHF dual side mobile radios was four years ago this month, when I was comparing radios at Ham Radio Outlet in Anaheim.

    I worked my first two AO-51 contacts one week ago with it. I have both TX & RX frequencies saved in to two seperate memories. I enter the TX memory on Side A, and the RX memory on side B. Then I transfer the RX memory to VFO and then I'm able to dial in for doppler affect in 5 kHz increments.

    I use a Larsen NMO2/70B antenna, with a Larsen NMOB mount drilled smack dab in the middle of the roof of my 1997 Honda Accord commuter car. I installed the same mount smack dab in the middle of my 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins two nights ago. I'm not sure why people are afraid to drill.
     
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