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post #661 of 691 Old 07-14-2019, 08:16 PM
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Rarely post, but just noticed this thread. N2JPZ here. I bought a Yaesu FTM-400 XDR recently and am in the process of making a custom mount for the head unit. I also have a Cobra 29XL for trail comms but since mine is a DD, I have the U/VHF radio on a LOT more than CB.

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I have bought from these guys many times. Good solutions and commercial grade. For my 400 in my truck, I modified one of there seat leg mounts and used a schosce magnetic mount for the head unit. This way it can double/triple etc. as a phone and handheld mount.

https://www.lidomounts.com/yaesuftm350mounts.html

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Rarely post, but just noticed this thread. N2JPZ here. I bought a Yaesu FTM-400 XDR recently and am in the process of making a custom mount for the head unit. I also have a Cobra 29XL for trail comms but since mine is a DD, I have the U/VHF radio on a LOT more than CB.

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How like this rig so far? Am ready to make the jump up from the 8800. Interested in the integrated aprs and text message ability. Helpful when far from data service as in middle of bfe. Ham fest/convention tomorrow and yaesu is one of the bigger vendors...

Tnx in advance
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Rarely post, but just noticed this thread. N2JPZ here. I bought a Yaesu FTM-400 XDR recently and am in the process of making a custom mount for the head unit. I also have a Cobra 29XL for trail comms but since mine is a DD, I have the U/VHF radio on a LOT more than CB.

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How like this rig so far? Am ready to make the jump up from the 8800. Interested in the integrated aprs and text message ability. Helpful when far from data service as in middle of bfe. Ham fest/convention tomorrow and yaesu is one of the bigger vendors...

Tnx in advance
The FTM-400 replaced an old Kenwood TM-D700 that was a work horse. I really like most things about the FTM-400, including digital (lots of Fusion interest nearby) but I don't like the fact you can't scan subsets of memories like you can in most radios. Still, I think its a fine radio.
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W9YYH/Wes here.
I only run Motorola mobiles (MaxTracs, Astro Spectra, Astro Spectra +, even an old Syntor X9000) and HTs (Astro Saber, XTS2500s, XTS3000s) As soon as I can afford one for HF mobile, I'll run a Micom too.
I try to be a good ambassador for amateur radio, encouraging my friends who off-road to get their tickets, telling them that a little studying can yield big benefits for both safety and convenience.
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post #671 of 691 Old 07-29-2019, 09:51 AM
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Long time Ham here. KT4MR. I run a Yaesu FTM-400 in the JKU. GMRS for other comms.
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How like this rig so far? Am ready to make the jump up from the 8800. Interested in the integrated aprs and text message ability. Helpful when far from data service as in middle of bfe. Ham fest/convention tomorrow and yaesu is one of the bigger vendors...

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The FTM-400 replaced an old Kenwood TM-D700 that was a work horse. I really like most things about the FTM-400, including digital (lots of Fusion interest nearby) but I don't like the fact you can't scan subsets of memories like you can in most radios. Still, I think its a fine radio.
A buddy of mine has the FTM-400. Lots of bells and whistles. The FTM-100 which started out in my Super Duty and moved to my Compass as soon as I bought it, is a dandy radio. In the home shack I have an FT-8900. That is also a good radio. If you're in to Fusion and all that I'd go FTM-100 or FTM-400. If not, the 8800 would be a good radio. It has been around in various forms for a long time. The FTM-100 lacks the dual receive that is really handy. The 8800 has that and is handy.

The one thing I like about the FTM-100 is programming it with the computer and an SD card, it is super simple. As long as you buy the RT Systems software. The factory software does not work. Or I couldn't get it to do what I wanted.

In my Super Duty, I put a FTM-3100 in it. Then I went to Kenwood TM-71A. Which I am liking. I use the 3100 for events.

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The Yaesu FTM-400 is easily expanded for "low" power GMRS and MARS. I have done a few with no issues. The RT software is easy to use and (IMHO) needed to use the full features seamlessly.

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hopefully next tues i can return and say i'm the newest ham.
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hopefully next tues i can return and say i'm the newest ham.
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