I am posting this new topic, because I need help from those of you who already have tested both of these radios, and know what they are able to do.
The reason is this:
I have one ic-706mkiig only with 5 months of use, and I am happy with it.. Have been doing mostly VHF ssb and HF.
Suddenly when I was speaking to a portuguese ham, he said he always wanted one of these, and In the form of a joke I asked him, why dont we change our radios...
His ic-746 doesnt have a scratch and he told me he is very carefull with antennas, etc etc, but It has 3 years of use.
By your experience, and by the stats, and since I dont use this radio on mobile, do you think the trade would be good for me?
I really dont use uhf much, and I know I would lose the 70cm band, but do you think the better receiver would compensate that?
Overall performance would compensate exchanging a 5 month rig for a 3 year old one?
I also hear the vhf receiver of the 746 is not so good.... is it worst than the 706mkiig ?
I am sure some of you out there have both radios and can help me out!
Thanks for all answers in advance