Im looking at a car mounted 50W quad band transceiver that provides 0.7, 2, 6 and 10m operation.
I see them from $200 to $900.
I think I need:
Remotable control panel.
Good remote programming like with Chirp.
Scanning of memories
Band scan of frequencies.
I looked at:
Wouxun KG-UV950P but it apparently is has abismal manual and programming and not shown as support by Chirp.
Yaesu Ft8900 is 10years old and has tiny knobs on the front and I read very finiky to adjust.
Yaesu Ft897 look great but is a whooping $1000.
Do you have any thoughts on a quad band in the 200-400 range?
The TYT TH-9800 may be an option. It has a lot of the same features and functionality as the Wouxun KG-UV950P but is not quite as bulky. I also prefer the volume control over the Wouxun. Apparently it is also supported by CHIRP, although I have never personally tried it with this model. It is listed as one of the supported models on the CHIRP project website.
It’s a solid performer. I know a couple of operators who prefer it and the TH-7800 dual band model over the Wouxun radios.