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Author Topic: FT 2000 or Icom 7600  (Read 12750 times)
W4VR
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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2010, 02:43:27 PM »

I have a 7600 and highly recommend it.  Forget the ft-2000.  But, if you want to pay an additional 3K over the 7600 get the ftdx5000.
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2010, 03:50:20 PM »

Currently I have an FT-950, my first HF rig.  Although I enjoy my rig very much I'm already planning on my next rig.  I got a chance to play with an Icom Pro III and a 7600.  IMHO the 7600 is a step backwards from the Pro III.  Between the Pro III and the FT-2000 there's no doubt I'd choose the Pro III (better DSP and a bandscope as a bonus).  Since you can get a Pro III for less than $2k it would be a better option than the 7600 or FT-2000.  The FTDX-5000 is very nice but at $5500 or more it's not a good value, unless you really need a second receiver and a 200w exciter.  I wish Yaesu would come out with a FTDX-4000, basically a FTDX-5000 without the 200w amplifier and only one receiver.  Price the FTDX-4000 at $4k it would be a formidable competitor to the 7600 or K3.  I would buy a FTDX-4000 within a heartbeat.

Jonathan
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2010, 08:00:05 AM »

KF7BBJ said "I got a chance to play with an Icom Pro III and a 7600. IMHO the 7600 is a step backwards from the Pro III."

Huh...what were you drinking when you played with these two radios?  I have both and believe you me there is are improvements in the 7600.  In fact, the 7600 is a totally different radio despite it looks a little like a PROIII.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2010, 11:32:52 AM »

Both the IC-7200 and IC-7600 have a built in soundcard and CI-V interface in the USB connection.  This allows programs like my new Digital Desktop for Icom to be able to use only a USB cable for the digital interface.

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2010, 12:12:41 PM »

+1... accepting any other criticisms of the 7600 as fact, to say that it is a step backwards invalidates his opinions for the foreseeable future.
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2010, 09:26:30 AM »

Todd,

You may have bought a new rig by now. If you haven't, I just noticed a ham (AD5VM) just put his 7600 up for sale and wants $2,900 including shipping for the radio.  I don't know the guy, but that's a good buy if the radio is in good shape.  Check the eham classifieds if you are interested.

Good luck and 73!  Larry-WD4MBE
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2010, 01:07:21 AM »

 Roll Eyes Go with the YAESU FT 2000 ! I bought one in 2008 and I have to say it wins hands down vs the Icom 7600! I like the receive better and the roofing filters. Since the new upgrade in software on 8/26/10 the rig is so much better than a year ago. If your a big dxer it still does a grea job now. The other person said get familar with the menu and HE is so right. There is so much you can do and tailor to your needs it shuts down the 7600. If you can find one with the new upgrade listen to it and you will se what I mean.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2010, 04:04:37 AM »

 Why don't you wait for a few weeks and buy the new Kenwood TS-590S when it comes out on the market. Read the pre-reviews and you may really like it. It is suppose to be Kenwoods best in a long time. It is going to sell for 1800 dollars. It covers 160 to 6.
 Just my thoughts. 73 Jim. KF5HRN
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2010, 02:00:29 PM »

I've heard a lot of dissatisfied customers using the FT2000.  Get the 7600....I bought one last November and love it.  Icom has done it's homework on this one.
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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2010, 07:52:40 PM »

I looked up both radios on the RX performance chart:

http://www.sherweng.com/table.html

and saw that neither were ranked very highly. 

Having not used either besides just fiddling at dealers and at Dayton, perhaps someone who uses one or the other (or both?) of these rigs could describe more about the radios that could help someone else make an objective decision. 

Specific, non-judgemental quantitative comments like "the VOX action does not clip syllables" or "the CW QSK works to 45 WPM without truncating dits" or similar type comments are very helpful.
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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2010, 08:59:17 PM »

How about looking at the new Kenwood FT-590 that will be on the market next month.
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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2010, 07:10:43 AM »

Warren, The new Kenwood is the TS-590s not the FT-590.
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WB4PPW
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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2012, 10:00:18 AM »

Just up-date the filters in your 920 and it will perform as well as any other.  I have an ft-2000 it replaced a FT-990 that got hit by lightning! Sure wish I had it back.  However the FT-2000 is very good,  I play in the contests and haven't had any problems with strong nearby stations.
Jess WB4PPW
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