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Author Topic: FT 1000 MP Mark V or Icom 7300?  (Read 2816 times)
K1FBI
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2019, 09:18:06 AM »

Plastic costs less than steel. If you can live with that, then good for you! Some people loved their Yugo and that's why Icom makes the 7300.

If someone believes the Entry Level rig is better than the Flagship Rig, that it's just a secret/conspiracy of the Manufacturer, then let them be happy with their purchase and believe what they want. After all, even the Baofeng gets the job done at the end of the day!

Having owned the IC-718 and then the IC-781, I personally am convinced there is no "free lunch".


Why don't you just go out and buy a 7300 and then you will know and you can stop these silly statements about plastic and steel?  Just go do it. Broaden your horizons. Open your eyes.

You obviously haven't read other posts in this thread or done any internet research. My neighbor has one and he is disappointed and sorry he bought it. I was not impressed either.

Now you resort to words like "silly" and suggest I broaden my horizons?? IC-781, PROII, PRO III, FT-1000MP MKV, TS-950SD, TS-590SG, TS-940SAT ... Why don't you BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS??

You obviously can't handle any opinion but your own!

OK you win...The 7300 is the world's greatest rig and all manufacturers should cease production of all other rigs starting today.

Feel better now?
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K0UA
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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2019, 10:31:00 PM »

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OK you win...The 7300 is the world's greatest rig for under $1000 and all manufacturers should cease production of all other rigs starting today.

Feel better now?

Yes, I do.  You have finally come to your senses.  The only change is the one I made above. Smiley

Oh, and an 7300 has JUST as much steel for its size ratio as the aforementioned  comparison Yaesu.

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73  James K0UA
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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2019, 04:22:19 AM »

To me, kinda like buying a GMC vs Chevy pick up.  Both will do the job but what do you really need and how much can you spend.

Not a great comparison since both are made in the same plant, on the same line, by the same company. Both contain the same engine, transmission and drive train, same frame, same body panels.  The differences are cosmetic only.  In other words, they are the same truck.  As a side note, my neighbor had a Chevy truck that came from the factory with a GMC steering wheel.
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K0UA
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« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2019, 06:18:12 AM »

To me, kinda like buying a GMC vs Chevy pick up.  Both will do the job but what do you really need and how much can you spend.

Not a great comparison since both are made in the same plant, on the same line, by the same company. Both contain the same engine, transmission and drive train, same frame, same body panels.  The differences are cosmetic only.  In other words, they are the same truck.  As a side note, my neighbor had a Chevy truck that came from the factory with a GMC steering wheel.

Yet, even today, some people think that the GMC truck is "better" somehow. I will admit that in some models in some years, I like the GMC cosmetics better from an aesthetic standpoint.
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73  James K0UA
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2019, 08:38:17 AM »

To me, kinda like buying a GMC vs Chevy pick up.  Both will do the job but what do you really need and how much can you spend.

Not a great comparison since both are made in the same plant, on the same line, by the same company. Both contain the same engine, transmission and drive train, same frame, same body panels.  The differences are cosmetic only.  In other words, they are the same truck.  As a side note, my neighbor had a Chevy truck that came from the factory with a GMC steering wheel.

Yet, even today, some people think that the GMC truck is "better" somehow.

I know! I've always found that amusing. Ans in this neck of the woods there are those who believe buying a Ford is heresy.



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« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2019, 06:32:02 AM »

I really think that more hams should join the 'radio of the month' club.  After a year or two of buying, trying and selling the different radios a user will finally find that one 'keeper'. 
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KC7MF
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« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2019, 08:38:18 PM »

I have had two of each of these radios.  And a lot more.  

First of all I really do not care what Sherwood Engineering says.  The vast majority of hams do not understand the numbers anyway.  They don't even understand the titles.

The 7300 is a good radio.  It has a very pretty display.  When it sat beside the ProIII I found myself using the ProIII.  When the second one sat beside the Mk V,  I found myself using the Mark V.  Why?  I just liked them better.  I like to talk to people on the radio.  I do not like to fiddle around with the radio.  I find that the larger flagship rigs tend to get out of your way and let you talk to people.  

I like the "romance" of these big rigs.  I like having 200 watts.  I would not trade my FT-1000D for three 7300's.  Maybe it is the Rolex watch thing.  It does not keep time better than a Timex but it is far more elegant.
And speaking of the FT-1000D.  There is no more elegant radio ever made.  It is a joy to operate.  Side-by-side with the 7300 it simply sounds much better.  The tuning nob is like butter.  It is, in my side by side tests, able to pull out the weak ones much better.  And it will not glow and hiss because somebody else is nearby.

Flame on.  Enjoy your 7300s and leave the grown up rigs to me Wink
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K1FBI
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« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2019, 04:47:19 AM »

Exactly, Grown-up rigs. With an older ham population, what was ICOM thinking with a display that's smaller than my iPhone 6...
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