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Old 09-22-2012, 06:54 PM
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Yeasu FT-450D. I really like this radio, and have been getting rave reviews on the audio from the standard PTT mike. I will be hooking up my Heil Pro Set HC-4 boomset as soon as the adapter gets here. I've gotten used to having my hands free and using the foot switch/boomset.

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Congrats to you! I wish I had one of those but I just don't have the time (and money) to get the license, set up the tower/antena and dedicate a room to the project. Sure would be fun to play with at night while everyone else is glued to the tube.
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hey i picked up a new toy a couple of months ago a vintage kenwood ts140 i've powered it up but due to time constraints havn't put up an antenna yet to put it on the air.
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hey i picked up a new toy a couple of months ago a vintage kenwood ts140 i've powered it up but due to time constraints havn't put up an antenna yet to put it on the air.
That's a nice looking rig with great reviews from eham.com (4.2/5). For a rig from the '80's, it's still a sought after unit. Is yours the black face or brushed steel face?

Heading to the Cleveland Hamfest this morning just to nose around and chew the fat with folks. I mentioned yesterday on a local repeater that I was going there today just to pick up some PL259 90 degree angle adapters from Tower Electronics for an antenna I built, and one of the guys said to save my money and just meet him there and he'd give me as many as I wanted. It's nice meeting people that have been hams so long that they look forward to cleaning out their excess pieces-parts to help out the newbies like me. I'll bring him a Dunkin Donuts coffee for his kindness.
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My neighbor has an old Yeasu Radio in his attic. Used to belong to his father. This thead is making me want to talk him out of it...and get a licence. Sounds kinda fun, for sure. We use 25watt VHF on the farm. It is much better than a cell phone IMHO..

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My neighbor has an old Yeasu Radio in his attic. Used to belong to his father. This thead is making me want to talk him out of it...and get a licence. Sounds kinda fun, for sure. We use 25watt VHF on the farm. It is much better than a cell phone IMHO..

I would like to be able to talk to dds when ever the urge hits....

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Go get it Kirk. I had a Yeasu FT101b back in the late 70's and it was a hoot. Had a moonraker 6 on the roof and the combination was awesome.
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Go get it Kirk. I had a Yeasu FT101b back in the late 70's and it was a hoot. Had a moonraker 6 on the roof and the combination was awesome.
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That might be the combination of what the neighbor has...
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That's a nice looking rig with great reviews from eham.com (4.2/5). For a rig from the '80's, it's still a sought after unit. Is yours the black face or brushed steel face?

Heading to the Cleveland Hamfest this morning just to nose around and chew the fat with folks. I mentioned yesterday on a local repeater that I was going there today just to pick up some PL259 90 degree angle adapters from Tower Electronics for an antenna I built, and one of the guys said to save my money and just meet him there and he'd give me as many as I wanted. It's nice meeting people that have been hams so long that they look forward to cleaning out their excess pieces-parts to help out the newbies like me. I'll bring him a Dunkin Donuts coffee for his kindness.
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i loved the ft 101's ater talking to a fellow ham who owned one and had another one to compare it to there are certainly some short commings with them i still kind of like them as a nice vintage hybred radio even if you can't get the full 100 watts out of them
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