73 to all!
Needing an opinion question mainly. I have posted the same to my local ham club members and will see what they say, but I would like a more broad opinion. So right now I live in Chattanooga, TN. I have a 2m/440 base station and a dual band HT, and now I am wanting a mobile unit. Now my 70cm repeaters are actually pretty dead around here. Only times they are used is early mornings during commuting, and usually they are weak signals on off repeater frequencies, or when the local ARES net switches over for a few minutes. My local nets are all on the 2m band. I do not do much traveling, and when I do I go to Atlanta to visit family. Down there their 70cm are dead also. But I mainly listen to my grandfathers HF rig anyway.
Now I told you all this to ask this question, is spending the extra money for a dual bander worth it? I mainly rag chew, and just always carrying my HT around is a little annoying and depending where Im at in town, I can't hit certain repeaters.