Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard
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Christmas present for myself

I've been wanting to get a bit more active in ham radio again since moving to Fairmont. There's a radio here that vakkotaur's dad gave us, a Ten-Tec Delta II, that's a very nice radio, but we haven't run the necessary coax down the wall to the office. I also spend a lot of time on the road. On top of that, my current radio in the car, while doing just what I wanted in Houston, is now inadequate to my needs, since it doesn't cover much outside the one repeater system I operated on in Houston.

I finally decided to go for it. I just ordered a Yaesu FT-857 with remote mouonting kit and remote control microphone. Nobody has the radio in stock, due largely to a $175 rebate that makes the final cost very attractive, so I expect it to arrive after we get back from Houston. After that gets here, I get the fun job of installing it in the car - which will probably take a good chunk of a day.
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