Author Topic: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio  (Read 11500 times)

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YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« on: February 22, 2010, 09:24:26 AM »
I am looking at a new in the box YAESU FT-2900R 2 meter for $139.00.

Knowing that I have a repeater within a 1/2 mile of my house, is this a good price for this radio?

Its a 75 Watt version of the 2800.

I have to decide between this and the PX-777.  I like the handheld portability, but I have the facility for a pretty good antenna so a 75 Watt would be good.  (Next closest repeater is 7 miles, then there a couple more at the 50 mile range and thats it.

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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 05:59:03 PM »
LOL...I just suggested this very radio to you here.

I have two of the 2800's & they've been good radios.

I would definitely suggest the 2900 on the basis of the performance of my 2800's...plus you get 10 more watts. ;D

The short answer is YES!  Good radio to start with & good price too. ;)

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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 08:53:38 PM »
I am looking at a new in the box YAESU FT-2900R 2 meter for $139.00.

Knowing that I have a repeater within a 1/2 mile of my house, is this a good price for this radio?

Its a 75 Watt version of the 2800.

I have to decide between this and the PX-777.  I like the handheld portability, but I have the facility for a pretty good antenna so a 75 Watt would be good.  (Next closest repeater is 7 miles, then there a couple more at the 50 mile range and thats it.

Thanks

No Comparason.  Get the Yaesu FT-2900R.  I beleive that's a good price.  The cheapest I've seen is $159.00
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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 08:55:44 PM »
That's a good price for a good radio, definitely.


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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 12:31:13 PM »
I've got a 2900R in my truck, and it's a solid performer at a good price.  Think I paid ~$155 for mine, shipped from HRO. 

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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 02:34:16 PM »
I spent more money to get a 7800.  Shoulda bought the 2900!  Make sure you tell us how you like it.
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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 02:40:10 PM »
Dang it.  I waited to long and its gone.  Now the cheapest I can find it is 169.00.

I'll keep at it.  But i'm pretty sure thats what i'm going to end up with.  The 2900R and a PX-777. 

Thanks everyone. 

Doc

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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 03:58:01 PM »
Here's one for $154.95...includes a free hat:

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/2900.html

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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 04:51:40 PM »
Yes, get the Yaesu.  Forget that cheap splatter Chinese HT that will give you headaches.  You'll be thrilled that you bought the Yaesu mobile

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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 05:29:14 PM »
Dang it.  I waited to long and its gone.  Now the cheapest I can find it is 169.00.

I'll keep at it.  But i'm pretty sure thats what i'm going to end up with.  The 2900R and a PX-777. 

Thanks everyone. 

Doc
hamradio.com - in stock, $159.00, free shipping.  That's the best deal I've seen on the Yaesu. ;)
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Re: YAESU FT-2900R 2 Meter for First Radio
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010, 07:09:50 PM »
Found one at hamcity.com for $149.95.....sounds like a decent price.......  http://www.hamcity.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=122&idproduct=1827