Hi Andy, not the “real” NE but will be travelling to Newark from Yorkshire with my brother. Unfortuntely no spare seat though as the main purpose of going to Newark Ham Fest is to sell some radio and electronics gear, so the back of the car will be full on both days.
As for that new HT, the Kenwood TH-D74E looks nice, but expensive (around €720) for a dual-bander (of course it’s a tri-bander (with 220MHz) in the states, then the price is a little more justifyable).
I wonder if any dealer will have the new TYT MD-390 DMR HTs - at €169 for the 2m version and €199 for the 70cm version, both with FM, DMR and APRS built-in seem a little more affordable. Then I hear Baofeng have released a €69 DMR HT! - that all being said, I already have 3 HTs that never get used these days…
Hope to see you at Newark.
Does anyone know if there will be a SOTA stand?
73 Ed DD5LP.