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Author Topic: $1000 budget what Rig would you buy? New or used  (Read 3109 times)
N0VZ
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2007, 08:36:12 PM »

I would second the TS480SAT or a good used Icom 756
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NB1U
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2007, 11:05:21 AM »

IC-746PRO...

160-2 meters (no 220mhz)

All mode, no filters to purchase...just add a power supply.

I own one (it's a fine radio...) and a TS-850 also. I love my '850 but for your requirements the '746PRO is the one.

73, Mark NB1U
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KC0TPL
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2007, 07:53:32 AM »

Well I think it's going to be a FT-950 or a TS-2000. I had a unexpected cash windfall and both of these are in the range now.

I am going to HRO today and fondle the goods and will leave with one or the other.

I am leaning to the FT-950 at this point for a couple of reasons....The Serial CAT control is a big plus so no special CAT cable is needed. The second is I just like its layout.

The TS-2000 offer more bands which would be redundant with the 857D I have but it also has a built in TNC which is a plus.

Thought before I go drop the cash?
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K9KJM
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2007, 11:04:11 PM »

Get the TS 2000, Sell the 857, Put that money into antennas.

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K9KJM
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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2007, 11:07:44 PM »

Get the TS 2000, Sell the 857, Put that money into antennas.

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AC5E
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2007, 11:58:15 AM »

Sub 1K? Ten Tec Omni V, with or without N4PY's V9 chip. Add an LDG tuner and you have a rig that will easily keep up with most of the new crop.

And if by some mischance something happens to it Ten Tec will repair it, something I cannot say about many much newer rigs that have been mentioned here.

73  Pete Allen AC5E

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