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Old 09-01-2017, 03:14 PM   #1
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What I picked up because of Houston

Very interesting week, and I hope our brothers and sisters in Texas recover quickly.



After hearing about all the difficulties with the 911 sytem, and cell service, I figured it was as good a time as any to pick up a new radio.


Yaesu FT-1-xdr.


Dual band. Same innards as FT-2xdr, but buttons instead of touch screen. It was discontinued a few months back when the touch screen version came out. Has built in GPS, digital coms, APRS (as if I'll ever use packet ) but you can take and send photos as well, get GPS locks on others you are talking too, and switches between analog and digital modes depending on the TX of the person or repeater you are talking too. You can monitor the bands while listening to FM or AM broadcast radio. Radio scope as well.
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What are the dimensions of that little gem?
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2.4"(W) x 3.7"(H) x 1.1"(D)

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cool, just ordered on..not bad at 134.99
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So it's like a walkie talkie? In case you can't tell I don't know anything about these things.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:01 PM   #6
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So it's like a walkie talkie? In case you can't tell I don't know anything about these things.
It's a handheld ham radio.
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What kind of warranty comes with it? I suppose I could look it up but this is easier!
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What kind of warranty comes with it? I suppose I could look it up but this is easier!
Three years
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Did you have to have a license to operate?
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Did you have to have a license to operate?
Yes, you do.
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