Hi everyone, I was wanting input on which radio that you all would rather have. I had a Yaesu FT-450D and it would not tune my G5RV. So I am looking to buy a new radio, I have narrowed it down to 3.
The Kenwood 480Sat, Yaesu-897D or a Yaesu FT-920? I would love to have 2 meters in the radio but I can live with out it. I want to work DX and want a great receiver. I would love a built in tuner but with the 897 I would need a external tuner. What do you guys suggest?
Thanks and 73's
An Icom IC-746PRO would give you HF, 6 and 2 meters.
Replacing the G5RV's coax and balun arrangement and turning it into a doublet would be what I'd do...feed it with 450 or 300 ohm line to a 1:1 current balun. Connect a short piece of coax to the tuner, and you're in business.