Yaesu screwed with the filter switching from the
front panel with the MkV and Field. On the original
MP you can select any combination of 2nd and 3rd IF
filters from the panel. In the MkV and Field, you
have to access the menu system (uggh).
There are other issues as well.
There was an article in NCJ soon after the MkV came
out which listed the reasons that the MP beat out the
MkV as a contest rig. I can't tell you the issue, but
a Google should find it.
Jeff Maass K8ND
Station Manager PJ2T,
Caribbean Contesting Consortium
CCC Web Site: http://www.pj2t.org
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rig
> A while back there was some discussion on Contest rigs. The
> following rigs were considered as contest worthy radios:
> FT-1000D, FT-1000MP, FT-1000MP MkV, FTdx9000D TS-850S,
> TS-850SAT, TS-930S, TS-950SDX IC-765, IC-7400, IC-756PROIII,
> IC-7800 Ten-Tec Orion Elecraft K2
> Two questions:
> Nothing was mentioned about the SDR-1000. What about that
> radio, anybody using it?
> The fact of getting the "Original" FT-1000MP was brought out
> over and over. Making me think something is wrong with the
> FT-1000MPMKV. Is there?
> TNX, BOB AD5VJ
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