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    Default Anytone AT-888

    This radio isn't much bigger than your hand.
    Says it comes in 3 varieties, 136-174Mhz, 220-260Mhz or 400-490Mhz.
    The VHF version has 60 watts output while the UHF has 45 watts.
    60w/45w out of something that size, I doubt it was last long in a longwinded rag chew.
    Unfortunately this radio is channelized, no VFO and only computer programmable.
    135.00

    I can only find the UHF version on Amazon, if I could find a VHF version and it was at a better price point I would consider getting one and setting it up specifically for APRS at 25 watts. But when you can get a better 2m radio from one of the big 3 for as much or less than this there's no contest. No maybe if it was 60-70...

    I did find the Anytone AT-588 VHF that is a more typical mobile ham radio (VFO and what not) but it's priced at 159.00...again why when I can get a Yeasu, Kenwood, or ICOM for less?

    If I needed a UHF only radio I would more likely go with the Baofeng mobile for 103

    https://www.amazon.com/Anytone-AT-88...anytone+at-888
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    Default Re: Anytone AT-888

    In retrospective…you can pickup a Motorola Maxtrac/GM300/Radius for 20. Programming cable runs 20. If you have a native 16 channel, you can hex edit it for 40 channels…some Maxtrac 300's came in 32 channel options. Even SM120's are available cheap. Yes they need DOS to be programmed. No they don't need a really slow computer, just a computer with a hardware serial port (quit looking at my Avatar like you don't keep a CF-28 Toughbook in your vehicles that dual boots XP and DOS for programming radios).

    Then again, if you look carefully lots of people are off loading CM300 and PM400's for under 100 a piece as they migrate to digital.

    Plus, for 16 pin Moto's Argent data makes a 16 pin to mini-din adapter so it plugs right into all of the APRS gear you have sacrificed your 350 dual band radio for…

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    Default Re: Anytone AT-888

    Quote Originally Posted by xjzaped View Post
    all of the APRS gear you have sacrificed your 350 dual band radio forů
    or the <30 HT I sacrificed to use on APRS.
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