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Author Topic: What to keep??  (Read 1010 times)
N0IHM
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« on: June 26, 2019, 03:45:20 PM »

Thinning out shack, and should I keep Icom 718 or Omni VI ,option 2??
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WA4NJY
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 10:09:14 AM »


  As an owner of an OMNI V, I say keep your OMNI VI. 

  Or, sell both for an ICOM 7300.

  Ed WA4NJY
  Bradenton, Fl.
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DL8OV
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 12:18:44 PM »

Neither of them. They ceased making the Ten Tec in 1997 and the Icom was manufactured in the early 2000's. this means that you are going to have problems getting spares for both rigs.

Sell them both and put the money towards an Icom IC-7300.

Peter DL8OV
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K0UA
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 09:37:21 PM »

And with some luck you should be able to get the 7300 with what you get out of the two older rigs.  You won't be disappointed.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 09:10:58 AM »

Understand that with the advent of the 7300 - prices for older rigs have become much more realistic. Gone are the days when a ten year old $3000 rig would bring well over $2000. Now it is more likely the ten year old rig will bring under $1000.

For currency and ease of service (practical points) I suggest selling the older rigs and buying a 7300. For the amount of rig vs the dollars spent on the 7300 - it is second to none. Icom totally hit a home run with the 7300. I have a K3/P3 that sits unused now that I have a 7300.
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W1BR
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 05:57:45 AM »

Depends... 

I have four Omni VI Plus (or Opt 3 rigs) loaded with Inrad filters and also have a spare board set. If one has a technical background in radio repair, they are easy to service and keep going, and most parts are rather generic and available. They were all bought as parts sets, so I don't have a lot invested in them--except for the filters.  Two rigs are kept slaved for split operation on the shack operating desk, two others are spares.  On the other hand, I would hate to try to service an modern modern DSP radio that is basically one board loaded with SMD parts.  But, the Omni rigs are aging, and there are always niggling problems that require wiggling a connector or some adjustment that needs attention (BFO frequencies, etc.) as they age more and more.
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K7JQ
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 09:24:12 AM »

This is the 21st century. Sell them both, and buy a IC-7300. Amazing for the price.
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K6AER
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 05:02:16 PM »

Sell me the 718 for $400. There...half of the problem is gone.
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2019, 05:43:35 AM »

If you use SSB, you want a transceiver with a modern DNR. Sell both and buy a IC-7300 if you location is not noisy- under 5-6 S units band noise. Noisy location? Buy the FTdx3000 that is far superior to the IC-7300 in noisy locations. I am not the first to report IC-7300s perform poorly in noisy band condition locations.
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N2SR
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 09:54:32 AM »

toss it all

take up stamp collecting
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2019, 08:14:58 AM »

I owned the FTDX3000 for over 4 years then sold it after three months of using a IC7300 side by side and this radio was bought as a backup for the 3000. The NR and NB in the 7300 was far superior to the 3000 or even the TS590S and my old QTH had some very bad electrical noise generated from either electrical lines or solar panel system 400ft away. I would have never thought this but Icom's attention to noise mitigation is the best except for radio's like the Anan which I am told is slightly better.
Sell both the 718 and the TT radio, the 7300 will do an outstanding job next to the older technologies.
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