Getting my hamsexy on.

Back in April of 2010 or so I began to develop an interest in one of the geekiest of geek hobbies – amateur radio.  I went out and got some books and did some studying and took a couple of tests and got an amateur radio license.    

My first radio was the Yaesu VX-8DR.  

It’s fairly small, rugged, waterproof, and does APRS. It looks military.  It makes me feel cool.  I R taktikul.  Yeah.
Shorly after that I was going to local club meetings and I won a Yaesu FT-1900R.  That was pretty cool to win.  It may be very basic but it *is* a 55W 2M rig – and most of the stuff around here is on 2M.  Yay me.
Of course it didn’t stop there.  It never does.  
Next I decided I needed an HF right.  And when Metaweb got bought by Google I took *some* of the money and decided to buy toys.  (The rest was used Responsibly.)  So I bought myself an ICOM IC-7000.
Perhaps the most functional and certainly the most bling mobile HF rig out there.  It has a color screen!  I pair that up with a Buddipole and I can go operate from a lot of places.
Of course it hasn’t really stopped there.  I wanted a better mobile/APRS rig for the car, and I so also got myself a Kenwood TM-D710A.

It’s basically the super-duper 2M/70cm rig.  It will do all of the APRS functions that my Yaesu does, plus it lets me use the built-in TNC for packet radio if I want to.  
Dammit, I need cheaper hobbies….