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2m Mobile Choice N8TTX on 8/6/13
If it's an option, go for a dual bander. Many good used ones are available. I've know many fellow HAMs who said they just wanted 2m, then were looking to add a 70cm or dual bander within a month or two.

As for brand, I've used Alinco, Kenwood, and ICOM. All good radios. A buddy has my original (21 years old) Alinco dual bander as his base station. The only reason I haven't bought Yaesu along the way is I don't like their programming/function conventions. I used them extensively in an ARES installation, but just never warmed up to Yaesu.

It's all in what you want, like, and availability.

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