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Author Topic: Replacement for Ten Tec Jupiter  (Read 468 times)
N8DV
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« on: January 29, 2008, 08:16:22 AM »

I am looking to replace/add to my station. I currently have a both an old Ten Tec Omni D,series C and a Jupiter. I am just wondering what would be a good replacement for one of these rigs? From what manufacturer does the assembled body think is overall better than most: Icom, Kenwood or Yaesu? Please don't suggest the Icom 7800 that's out of my budget range. Somewhere between 2,000 to 3,000 dollars. Looking for the most bang for the buck.
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TANAKASAN
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 12:31:36 PM »

I'd recommend an Icom 7700 which is the same rig as an IC-7800 but without the dual receive. If your pocketbook can't stretch that far then have a look at the IC756 Pro III.

Why?

Kenwood appear to be a spent force. You could sit around for another six months and see if a new rig surfaces but you might be wasting your time.

Yaesu are having quality control problems and a lot of FT-2000 and FT-950 owners are not happy.

Tanakasan
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WB6MMV
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 08:24:29 AM »

I replaced my Jupiter with an Omni VII.  TT had a trade in deal that made it easy for me to update my station to an Omni VII.  You might want to consider contacting TT about their trade in policies if you have not sold the Jupiter yet.  I am delighted with my Omni VII; its very similar in operation to the Jupiter with a more sophisticated receiver.  It also is in your budget range.

Ken WB6MMV
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NI0C
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 04:13:30 AM »

"Looking for the most bang for the buck."

The Elecraft K3, without a doubt!  I ordered mine a couple of weeks ago.

73,
Chuck  NI0C
 
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DREWCAREY
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 09:42:12 AM »

Geez, stay away from the current Japanese rigs. Read the forums. Problem after problem. Blown finals a biggie across many of the lines and models.

Obviously TenTec has been good for you. Go with an Omni VII. Sweet rig.
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K6AER
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 05:34:48 PM »

You didn’t mention which mode you were interested in.

If it is CW, I would go with the new K3. There will be about a 3 month wait. The current K3 has a SSB bandwidth of 250-3150 Hz. Software fixes are in process.

If you operate SSB and you’re serious about how your audio sounds I would go with the IC-756 Pro III. The radio can be purchased for about $2500 and change. The Pro-III is very smooth on CW also but I think the K3 has the receiver edge.
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