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Author Topic: FT-817ND vs KX3  (Read 55859 times)
K6AER
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« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2014, 08:26:29 PM »

QRP is fun when you have an efficient antenna.

I would buy a used IC-706 or a FT-857D. You can always turn down the power. Your apartment antenna will be at best 30% efficient as a regular dipole. Other hams can run power but if they cannot hear you they cannot work you.

Another thought is buy a used IC-7000. All of these radios come with filters. The DSP on the IC-7000 is very good.
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FP5CJ
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« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 03:28:35 AM »

The FT 817 needs for sure BHI DSP to equalmore or less  the KX3 receiving....with the price difference in favor of the 817,buying a small HF amplifier to go along with the  QRP rigwill be very appreciated at one moment or, at another , for sure... (maybe more appreciated than an auto tuner..)
MFO
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FP5CJ
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« Reply #62 on: Yesterday at 04:47:42 AM »

HI again!
I have a FT 817ND that gives me almots 200 watts on some HF bands, when I use it with an outside small outboard amplifier , of course.. and that gives me ususally 2 s units more signals compared to the same situation with a barefoot factory no MOD FT 857 100W rig...or with any similar unmodified japanese 100W TX....;(:-)so; then the difference of signal between barefoot and not, is of 4 points on the s-meter of the OM on the other side..
(well,of course, the wire antenna must be well tuned with lowest  SWR..)*
I just want to mention,too, that I use only a small MFJ 25 AMPS PS..for both 817 and small AMP... and  am quite pleased with such station, lightest ever......so far .;anyway (hi!)
MHO
73
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FP5CJ
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« Reply #63 on: Yesterday at 04:51:22 AM »

just want to mention that my signal oTA is very clear with amplifier;. I always have good reports..and congratulations..
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