Dennis David wrote:I read those, thanks. Do you use your rig for 2m / 70 cm as well. Will that antenna work or is there something else you do? Now here is a question that may seem obvious but I'll ask anyway. I see cars with multiple antennas. Is each hooked to a different rig or is there a switch/tuner that people use to switch from one to another?
Yes, you can, and I do, use the 7000 for vhf/uhf. It has some features that my 8800 doesn't, including some filters and an ability to increase the audio gain that can pull in distant stations. For regular vhf/uhf duties, including APRS, my choice is the 8800.
On the question of multiple antennas and rigs, you want to avoid a set up like this that cruiserlarry had on his Yugo.
But seriously, yes you can do a coax switch between two radios for the same antenna.