Quote from a comparsion between the FT-847, the TS2000 and the IC7-something or other (who cares):
"The 6 Meter comparison is still ongoing and awaiting the 50.077 beacon to be active next week. My thanks to NW5E for his assistance with a weak signal source (hi, slight pun here). My observation for the best receiver is FT-847, TS2000X then IC-756Pro for 6 meters. They all were close but the stock FT-847 did hear the best when signals were in the mud. My original thoughts and expectations for the FT-847 were low.... I assumed it would be last, but. I was pleasantly surprised it was #1. The TS2000X has a lot of really nice bells and whistles and a pleasure to operate, but this comparison was for hearing weak VHF. The IC-756Pro's main claim to fame is the band scope...a plus for contests and 6 meter activity spots. Using the beacon signal source will be needed to further validate who hears the best. I still have a feeling the TS2000X may come out ahead. Most of my 6 Meter activity has been with the IC-756Pro and I enjoy using it. The dual watch mode and band scope feature does keep the rig as my main choice as a 6 meter contest station, so far...
On 2 meters, I used the 144.285 beacon and moved my antenna so the signal was in the noise. The FT-847 and IC-275H were neck and neck for top honors. The TS2000X was excellent, but when I just could make out the CW on the two other rigs, I could NOT hear a signal on the TS2000X. This was a surprise.
On 432, the FT-847 again out preformed the TS2000X on receive using the 432.390 beacon. It was close, but my ears could copy the CW better on the FT-847."
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So much for the TS2000 running rings around the FT-847!