I started with one: A simple VHF Maxtrac that I use as my primary 2 meter radio. It’s simple to use, works extremely well, and I get great audio reports from other hams when I use it! Best of all, as a used radio, it was very inexpensive.
But then it started. I wanted another Maxtrac in UHF. Then another in VHF to use as an EchoLink node. Then a slightly newer CDM1550 to use as a mobile radio in the car. And then a slightly newer Radius in UHF because it has a nice DTMF microphone that I’ll need to control the EchoLink. Will it never end?
I guess not! I just acquired 3, that’s right THREE, MT-2000 Handi Talkies! Why? Because they were extremely cheap, they are rugged (read that as nearly indestructible!), and you see, I have this… ummm… errr… problem now! SMH
If you see me at a Hamfest casually browsing someone’s Motorola radio collection with that certain gleam in my eye, PLEASE, drag me away and try to talk some sense into me! Or if you catch me searching Ebay for Motorola radios, please distract me with something shiny. Clearly, I need help!