Well got my new 2 meter radio last Saturday, a Kenwood TM-281A really nice! I am only using it on low power at the moment. If you look at the picture, the power supply is just to the right. I bought it off eBay for $30.00, 30 Amps at about 13.3 volts. It will handling the load, just don't want to use more power then required for the repeaters I mostly use.
New this radio was $137.00 from GigaParts. One sold on eBay used for $160.00! no bargain.
My new Kenwood
On a different note I have received all the parts for my projects. I have no excuse for not starting it. hihi