I'm very close to getting the initial run going in Montgomery, IL of the RUGGED 675 repeater. (Kenwood TKR-850 with flat - pack duplexer. Obviously I'd get a BP-BR one if I was to go on a commercial tower).
I have everything except the antenna and the short whip of 7/8" hard line just for testing - about 30 feet. No, I'm NOT using LMRxxx so don't even suggest it lol.
Anyways, I can get a brand new DB408-B for $825 delivered unless someone can sell me one they have for less? I don't mind buying a new one but before I pulled the trigger here I figured I'd ask everyone here.
Ultimately I might end up installing this on a 300' tall commercial tower in Naperville, IL but for now I'm just doing some testing at my house and want to set up a small 3 - 5 mile perimeter for testing.
A big shout out to Mark Tomany - Joliet 550 repeater owner, Brent and everyone else for the help along the way here on this long, EXPENSIVE hobby lol!