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Author Topic: FT 1000 MP Mark V or Icom 7300?  (Read 2728 times)
YO9FMB
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« on: March 28, 2019, 10:20:44 AM »

If you'll have to choose between a FT 1000 MP Mark V and an Icom 7300, what would be your choice, considering only the receiver performance?

73,
Adrian
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N9CM
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 10:28:08 AM »

Both are excellent, the FT1000 gives you some features, but being since the 7300 is newer you might go that route...either way, can't go wrong.  7300 will also give you 6 meter capability.
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KX2T
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 08:07:13 PM »

The RX performance in the 7300 outclasses the older FT1000MP series across the board, yes the Yaesu has a second RX but the phase noise between the two places the 7300 way above.  Blocking at 2Khz will be better, ultimate channel selectivity between the two will place the 7300 30db better, phase noise will be about 45db better even if you add the Inrad filter the MP series is over 20 years old in design.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 08:28:25 PM »

Icom 7300 the greatest radio...  If you want to be heard WORLD WIDE get the Icom 7300.If you want to listen or receive the world get the ICOM 7300.  Keeping it real..... Nuff said.. Everyone Please be safe and enjoy the hobby .. 73sss...    This is Real Talk..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdz8WlCqmCs&list=FLVdsQNtCrwd6ZgYrTfXBTBA&index=37&t=0s
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K1FBI
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 05:06:25 AM »

The 7300 is like a Baofeng, both will get the job done. A Flagship Rig will always give you more enjoyment.
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W4JCK
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 06:27:36 AM »

The 7300 is like a Baofeng, both will get the job done. A Flagship Rig will always give you more enjoyment.
Yep.
If you are a younger ham, I would advise against the Yaesu.  It will ruin you for life.  The FT-1000 loaded with filters is a dream to operate.  Want to use a feature?  Press ONE button or flip ONE switch, or turn ONE knob and you're good.  If you like processes - step by step sequences to achieve a result (as it is with most new radios and will certainly continue into the future), get the 7300.  It will prepare you for the newer radios to come.  If you like operating your radio from a computer instead of the front panel, get the 7300.  But, if you're a knob twirler and you have developed real skills using a great receiver and you like finding signals for yourself by listening and tuning, the FT-1000 will treat you well.

I used one for 4 years and would still have it had circumstances been different.  I miss that radio - the only one in 40+ years of operating that I do.

And the 200 watts ain't bad either.  The fan noise on the power supply can get loud, but put it under the bench and it will be fine.

Good luck your choice.
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DL8OV
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 08:18:36 AM »

W4JCK is right.

However...........................

If a part on your FT1000 MP Mark V dies then you could be in trouble, especially if it's a custom part like an LCD. It's a very nice rig and I do like the single function controls but it's getting old and spares are becoming limited.

Go for the Icom 7300.

Peter DL8OV
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W0WCA
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 12:51:05 PM »

Adrian:
If you want to base your choice strictly of receiver performance, may I direct yoiur attention to the Sherwod Engineering site?
http://www.sherweng.com/table.html
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K1FBI
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 02:32:24 PM »

Adrian:
If you want to base your choice strictly of receiver performance, may I direct yoiur attention to the Sherwod Engineering site?
http://www.sherweng.com/table.html

Or you could ask yourself why Rob Sherwood personally has two Icom IC-781 rigs that he uses on the air instead of a cheap but new IC-7300.

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K0UA
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 06:39:56 PM »

Interestingly I have two Ic7300's.  And you don't need a computer to operate them easily either. Those that say 7300's are difficult to operate have NEVER operated a 7300. It doesn't get much easier. It is an extremely intuitive rig to operate.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2019, 04:18:59 AM »

Be sure to assess if you need a contest grade radio for casual use, or a radio with a dedicated receive port for low band, etc.  Make a list...see how either stacks up to your "needs"....

GL
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2019, 01:50:14 PM »

Adrian:
If you want to base your choice strictly of receiver performance, may I direct yoiur attention to the Sherwod Engineering site?
http://www.sherweng.com/table.html

Or you could ask yourself why Rob Sherwood personally has two Icom IC-781 rigs that he uses on the air instead of a cheap but new IC-7300.


Or, John, you could stick to the question at hand . . .

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K1FBI
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2019, 02:07:16 PM »

Adrian:
If you want to base your choice strictly of receiver performance, may I direct yoiur attention to the Sherwod Engineering site?
http://www.sherweng.com/table.html

Or you could ask yourself why Rob Sherwood personally has two Icom IC-781 rigs that he uses on the air instead of a cheap but new IC-7300.


Or, John, you could stick to the question at hand . . .

But of course. When an OP is already confused, sending him to an avalanche of data that's meaningless to him will surely help. Way to go! Brilliant!
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KX2T
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2019, 06:55:52 AM »

BTW I come from an time when I was a Yaesu Fan Boy, back in the nineties I owned two MP's, operated contest with them, thought they were the best radio since sliced bread and at that time they were but like I said there 20 years old radio's, some parts are either vaporware and cannot be had or you find another MP just for parts. After 2003 I had drifted away from the hobby for a while, had radioitis but when I got back in the saddle again in 2008 I bought  a used MP, then found a bunch of optional filters plus the Inrad roofing mod, I also adjusted the gain on the Inrad board so not to present way too much gain to the next stage. The ole MP did ok after a good full alignment but I got the itch to try a TS590S and that radio would sit next to the ole MP and did work better than all the filters you could muster in that MP, sad but true I sold the ole MP, I think its over in Morocco these days.
After the Kenwood I got the K3 bug since that was on the top of Sherwoods list but that was short lived cause it was a horrible radio to use and listen too, yes it was selective and CW was its best mode but on SSB it was harsh and the user interface was cryptic more so then the old MP's were. I then tried the FTDX3000 and that gave the 590 a good run but the 590 lost its place on the desk in a few months. The real trouble was when I bought a 7300 for a backup rig, within a short period of time the Yaesu became the backup and the 7300 was the main radio. The selectivity was better, the receiver was cleaner especially on CW and SSB, even though it had less front panel controls that 7300 could hold its own in a contest well maybe not in a Multi Multi but for most hams today it does a decent job. I did move into a 7610 but I miss the pure simplicity and ease of operational control the 7300 has, it is the most amazing radio for a  unreal low price point ever!
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W4JCK
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2019, 07:08:52 AM »

W4JCK is right.

However...........................

If a part on your FT1000 MP Mark V dies then you could be in trouble, especially if it's a custom part like an LCD. It's a very nice rig and I do like the single function controls but it's getting old and spares are becoming limited.

Go for the Icom 7300.

Peter DL8OV

How true that has become.  Unlike the ham equipment from the 50's, 60's and 70's that folks are still refurbing and using today, I fear that a majority of the equipment made since the mid 80's forward will end up in a landfill.  Maybe they will get cheap enough where you can buy three to make one.  I did think about that when I made my initial post, but to me, 3 good years with the Mark V would be worth it.  I called a gentleman who lives in the area who bought a Mark V secondhand in 2006.  He said his is still chugging along and he hopes he dies before the Mark V does.  Jokingly, I offered to buy him a new 7300 if he would give me his Mark V.  I think he's still laughing.  I used to wonder before I bought my Mark V if those expensive radios were worth that extra chunk of money.  I liked to think that there just wasn't that much difference between those highend rigs and my more moderately priced radio.  But, after owning one and using it for a few years, I understand now.


Cheers

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