I bought the 2D from www.wouxun.us. He was at Dayton in 2010.
The 2D I got came with the 1300mah battery, bought a 2nd 1700. Not missing the power on message, as I'd rather have the battery voltage show when I turn it on.
I sometimes get uneasy with newer models of apparently the same radio... are they doing cost reduction? That's always in the back of my mind. Maybe the new case uses less material, and is cheaper to make?
[FONT=lucida console]73, Jay KC2TCM
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