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Author Topic: FT-450D or IC-7200 ???  (Read 13020 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2011, 09:30:44 PM »

Most new hams aren't doing CW but a surprising number are. It's become hip to learn CW now that it's not a bitter pill to be swallowed - now it is an interesting choice and an inexpensive way to prove one's self in the eyes of the Old Guard.

That said, my point was there's plenty of CW activity on the bands. I don't know about 100 years from now but right now it's doing fine.



I am a new Ham and am focused on CW.

Don
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« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2011, 07:03:16 AM »

That's great, Don. I've been active again in the last few years and have been pleasantly surprised at the number of new CW enthusiast that I have encountered on the bands.

Frank, if there's anything I can do to assist or guide you let me know.

73, Geoff
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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2011, 07:59:45 AM »

I have not heard good quality sounding audio from any FT-450 or FT-450D.

Get the Icom  IC-7200 better radio al around.
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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2011, 08:20:40 AM »

Geoff,
I'll keep that in mind.and thanks.

Frank
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KC9TNH
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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2011, 09:58:16 AM »

Most new hams aren't doing CW but a surprising number are. It's become hip to learn CW now that it's not a bitter pill to be swallowed - now it is an interesting choice and an inexpensive way to prove one's self in the eyes of the Old Guard.

That said, my point was there's plenty of CW activity on the bands. I don't know about 100 years from now but right now it's doing fine.
A friend out west very recently went from walk-in to General, doesn't even have an HF rig yet, and first thing he asked was for me to burn some CW course material on a DVD for him. Thought that was pretty cool.
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Wes -KC9TNH
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