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Author Topic: Icom IC 7200 or Yaesu FT 450d?  (Read 13321 times)
G3RCE
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2014, 07:32:37 AM »

I have owned the 450D and the 7200.
I have just sold the 7200 as I prefer the 450D particularly for cw operation.
The contour peaking facility and the 300Hz filter really make cw signals standout.
Also, when attempting to use the 7200 with my ACOM 1000 amp, I get regular hot switching reported back from the ACOM which is unacceptable.
I really think that the rx performance of the 450D is significantly better and the radio is more recent in design.
The tx audio from the 450D is really excellent when using the desk MD-100 mic.
The 450D has a very effective internal atu.
73 Rob G3RCE
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K3LRH
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2014, 05:24:53 PM »

........ERNIE, The 7200 get my vote too.  It sounds great on the air and so does the 450. Considering the repair service that all rigs need eventually,  Icom wins in that area hands down. Personally, I would never send a rig to Yaesu for repair.  There are many better places to go to for repairs. The 450 has a known weak CW jack problem and probably other cheap parts destined to fail.
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SWL2002
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2014, 08:02:02 AM »

7200 for sure.  Great performance for the price and easy enough to use...
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