> I'm considering the purchase of an FT-8500. Any comments positive or negative
> about the radio?
As you know, Yaesu is closing out the 8500 and the prices have plunged. I
to buy one not because of it's many features but simply based on the present
I even decided to go all the way and buy the Control mic, or as some call it,
Potato Head". It's an excellent radio and although it took some time to get use
the mic, once I did I just love it.
The only thing I don't like about it is the cooling system. Fans in my opinion
just something waiting around to break on a mobile radio. I believe in BIG heat
sinks, but of course you get weight with them.
The 8500 is as good or better than any other mobile on the market and the price
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