This is a place I hope to use to document some of the things that I've done. A blog of sorts.
Radios I Own
I own a Kenwood TM-V7A. Great starter radio. That thing worked many of my 2m QSOs. Mostly used it with various repeaters in the area. The plug on the left could be used for packet radio, but I never bothered with getting a cable for it. Programmed everything on that radio by hand nearly filling the memory capacity. I had recently retired it due to a broken microphone cable. Beyond that, the audio was always loud and clear (they manufacture their own speakers). Never needed an external speaker with the unit.