smallest 2 m mobile or dual band mobile

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  1. AWMP

    AWMP

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    My wife has a Mazda rx-8 and there is no room, so looking for a good small 2m or dual band mobile for her car. Ideas? Antenna? Thanks
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  2. TaxCop

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    The smallest dual band radio I have found is the now discontinued Yaesu FT-90. It has a very small remote head that will fit even the smallest places. Current small dual band radios are the Icom IC-208H or Yaesu FT-7800. Both have remote mount heads that fit in small places. The 208 comes with a remote kit and you can easily make a remote cable for the 7800. Some good super sick velcro will make mounting easy. I have also used some modified radar detector mounts to assist in mounting the remote heads.

    I had the FT-90 and it was a good radio...kinda regret selling it now. I currently have a Icom 207 and 208, and both are very good radios.

    As far as antennas, I would look at a glass mount antenna. Radio Shack used to make a pretty good one and I believe it is the same one now being offered by MFJ. They have been very good performers for me on several different vehicles over the years.

    With these combos, I have been able to do installs with no holes drilled in the car, which makes significant others happy. Hope this helps.
     

  3. martho

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    are you willing to remote mount the head on the dash somewhere?

    If so, there are many options. IC-2720 is about the best of the true dual band mobiles.
     
  4. P.BRAMLETT

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