I have my RF node set up on an FT8800R at present and it works fine. I only want to be able to talk back to it from work or on the road throughout my area. I will be changing to another radio, probably it will be the FT-2900 because I want the 8800 in the car. A single band radio is the way to go at a home RF node.
My interface is the Rascal which was easier to set up once I used the microphone and speaker connections. The data jack connection has low audio and isn't suitable for me.
A KNOW CODE AMATEUR, since 1970. 900's my new band.
Except in times of declared emergency, Amateur Radio should be fun! If it's not, you must be doing something wrong!
I don't answer to "contact."