Anyone use it? Product located here.
I'm curious as to how the GPS aspect works. Can I use it as the sole GPS receiver/transmitter in the vehicle?
New to ham, looking to take my test next month.
The radio costs $600, the GPS unit an additional $100 (HRO prices). If you want a dual band radio you can get a fine one and a pretty nice GPS for less than just this radio costs...say a Yaesu FT-7900R ($250 at HRO) and a Garmin Nuvi 765 with maps ($250 at Amazon)...
The built in TNC that radio offers is great if your planning on setting up am APRS system. I was a little disappointed at the price of that radio though, way too expensive in my opinion.
For another one or two hundred bucks you can get an 857d and have all the HF bands plus VHF/UHF. To me the HF capability is more important.
Noah - KL2UD
Thank you for the responses. I figured the price was kind of high, but if it allowed me to forgo purchasing a lot more equipment it'd be nice. It seems it does not
Very detailed reviews on the World Wide Radio board:
Review of the new Yaesu FTM-350
and one specific to the APRS stuff here:
Yaesu FTM-350 APRS Review
I'm really liking the looks of this radio... the price is tough to swallow, but it seems to offer a combination of functionality with the APRS TNC that is very appealing to me.
While it IS appealing, I am still mulling over a netbook setup allowing me to run my navi-software.
Another review - some comments were not stellar...
Inveniemus viam aut faciemus (Either we find the road, or we make it!)
'07 FJC TM- Metaltech front bumper, CBI Rear swingout, OME Suspension/lift BFG AT 265-75R-16, ARB Snorkel, MAF auxiliary tank
What ever the reason, this is not an Old Fart freindly radio. sounds like the mounting is a failure. all in ones are getting a bit too unwieldy anymore. I think we're reaching the limits of how many functions one button can perform.
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