OK, I've made it a priority to have a mobile rig in the LR3 before the OR trip. And looking at the calender there aren't many free days between then and now so I'd better get to it.
I started doing research but that felt like work. Easier I think to just ask.
Here's what I'm looking for:
removable face plate so I can mount the radio under a seat/out of the way - this is important
dual band is nice but not super important - it's really just going to be used for trail coms. Cross band repeat is cool since it allows me to stand around in camp and use the HT via the mobile - that seems to put me into a higher price bracket (Yaesu FT8800?) Not against spending the money but not sure I need to.
plan to mount the antenna to the rack. Probably need to go with a break-away or at least foldable antenna/mount to not destroy it in the trees.
Whatdayathink? Hit me with some recommendations.