Pardon the Squeal

I have added a new toy to my toy pile now.  I have a bunch of hobbies and this happens to be for one of the others that doesn’t involved high speeds, concussive forces, and projectile motion.

So, what’s the new toy I hear you ask.  Well here’s a picture!


That is an Icom IC706 Mark II G and I have the mobile kit to go with it.  It out performs the Yaesu 857D and cost me 300 bucks less.  This radio though new isn’t cheap.  I’m sure the previous owner who went SK will be glad it found a good home.

Overall I’m a big Yaesu fan but I’ll take what I can get and it works.

Now to start stringing up antennas.

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

2 Responses to Pardon the Squeal

  1. Gator says:

     Nice!  All I have is a handheld, and I seldom use it.  A mobile has been on my wishlist for a long time.

    • The wife and I both have VX-7r’s and we like them.  Thing is we don’t use them that much because the low power output.  The few times we’ve had a mobile rig in the car it’s received considerably more use because it’s utility goes WAY up.

      The eventual goal is to have mobile VHF in both rigs as well as this radio in a mobile setup in my truck.  H/Ts are great as long as you have a repeater around, you can get a lot of range out of them that way.  If you’re actually on the ground in a hilly area though it can be difficult with the low power and no repeater.