GEN 1 Recommend Me A Decent VHF Radio

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votive

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What is everyone running for hard-mounted radios? I have been researching for 3 days and have come out more confused than when I started.

I have my eye on the Rugged Radio RDM-DB since it is on clearance, but I'm not sure if it will fit my needs. Rugged also offers a no-drill center console mount for Raptors which is appealing to me. However, I have heard some not-great things about Rugged.

Simply looking for something to communicate during my local off-roading events, with decent range. I have used a handheld in the past and couldn't hear the lead or chase truck if they were out of eyesight.

Trying to stay under ~$400 for radio, wire, and antenna.
 

The Car Stereo Company

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both the wife and i have them. as well as various friends of mine
 

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I've run this Icom 2730 in my Toyota for several yrs and have been very happy with it. The base is mounted under the driver seat and the head is separately mounted to the dash.
 
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