I’m ashamed to say that despite my prior occupation as a Navy Radioman, 14 years ago, I really don’t remember enough to be of help to a friend of mine out in Thailand on a radio related issue that he’s having, and was hoping that you might be able to shed some light.
He’s currently uses an old, old transceiver that was given to him by a merchant marine several years ago…long story short, he’s looking to upgrade.
He transmits on the following freq’s:
LSB – 6440.0 KHz
LSB – 7550.0 KHz
USB – 7550.0 KHz
He also mentions that he needs 200 watts output.
He’s looking at the IC-7800, http://www.icom.co.jp/world/products/amateur/7800/index.html
, to be his replacement unit, but from what I’ve been reading in the owner’s manual, http://dw.ham.dmz.ro:8080/downloads/icom/ham.dmz.ro.ic-7800.pdf
, ONLY the European model will cover the frequencies that he needs. It’s here that I need the help of someone who has some knowledge of transceivers…am I right in that only the European model will serve his purposes?
In doing some research on the web, I thought that the FTDX-9000 might also serve his purposes well.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.