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Author Topic: QSK performance of the FT897 and 706 mkII  (Read 454 times)
KM3K
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« on: June 07, 2003, 12:35:16 PM »

I've always used Ten Tec cw rigs (and an old HW16) and really like QSK operation. How is the performance of the FT-897 and 706 mkII 'full break-in'? I've only seen a few comments about these radios QSK performance, and would like to see more opinions.

Thanks, Doug
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KA5S
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2003, 03:05:18 PM »



I've used both those rigs. My opinion is, they work better in non-QSK or semi-QSK than full break-in; The relays are annoying, the keyed waveform gets choppy (the MK-II is known -- when power is set low -- for a high-power spike on the first keyed elements's leading edge, too), and received noise often obscures transmit sidetone (though to be fair, this could happen with the BEST of rigs).


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