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Author Topic: 756 Pro II vs. Kenwood TS-2000  (Read 971 times)
K3VR
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« on: July 15, 2003, 05:24:44 PM »

Wonder how many of you have tried both the Kenwood TS-2000 and the Icom 756 Pro II. I own the Pro II and am thinking of switching to the TS-2000. I like the Pro very much and am happy with it, but I think I'd like to try the Kenwood due to the inclusion of the 2 and 440 bands.

If there are any readers who have used both rigs, I'd like to hear about your experiences with the two rigs at k3vr@arrl.net

Thanks a lot,

Brian K3VR
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2003, 12:12:28 PM »

I have two friends who own both rigs simultaneously, you might try contacting them:

Ivars KC4PX in FL
Dave WA6DKN in CA

These two fellows both own a great deal of equipment and can make side-by-side comparisons...

WB2WIK/6
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KB1FCB
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2003, 03:27:20 AM »

I have the fortune of owning a ts-2000x and IMHO its the best u can get for the buck considering the features and the vhf-uhf capabilties. Its a all around great multiband rig... And is very reliable...works great as a base and not all that large for portable field use....
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2003, 12:55:56 PM »

You pretty much get what you pay for. Compare the prices of those rigs. That about says it all. The "2000" is more or less a "starter radio" for the newbie. That's why it has the 2-meter/432mhz in it...while also letting the newbie get aquainted with the world of HF. The 756 is geared for the more experienced operator.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2003, 11:31:23 PM »

I have both rigs, and I like both of them.  I prefer the ProII for serious DX work, and I like the TS-2000 for all around use.  Although the TS-2000 costs about $1000 less than the ProII, it works just as good for most SSB contacts.  The TS-2000 selectivity is not as good as the ProII.  I am able to tune out adjacent stations better on the ProII than with the TS-2000.  Furthermore, the ProII has an excellent scope, but the TS-2000 will work on 2M/440 and includes the satellite modes.  I guess it comes down to how you plan to use the rig.  If you are on HF most of the time, I would keep the ProII.  If you use HF, and 2M/70cm and you plan to use satellite, I would get the TS-2000.
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N3OP
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2003, 11:34:45 PM »

I have both rigs, and I like both of them.  I prefer the ProII for serious DX work, and I like the TS-2000 for all around use.  Although the TS-2000 costs about $1000 less than the ProII, it works just as good for most SSB contacts.  The TS-2000 selectivity is not as good as the ProII.  I am able to tune out adjacent stations better on the ProII than with the TS-2000.  Furthermore, the ProII has an excellent scope, but the TS-2000 will work on 2M/440 and includes the satellite modes.  I guess it comes down to how you plan to use the rig.  If you are on HF most of the time, I would keep the ProII.  If you use HF, and 2M/70cm and you plan to use satellite, I would get the TS-2000.

Reggie
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2003, 09:13:32 AM »

I had the very same experience as N3OP - IMHO he is right on.
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