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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rig

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rig
From: Scott Manthe <n9aa@arrl.net>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 19:39:33 -0500
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Nothing wrong with the Mark V or Mark V Field, they're essentially the 
much the same rig as the "original" MP. In fact, check the Sherwood 
Engineering web page and you'll see that the MP and Mark V Field have 
exactly the same RX performance. Lots of people mistakenly assume that 
the MP is better, because it had better numbers than the Mark V or Field 
in the ARRL review. What these people don't realize is that the numbers 
from the MP review were taken with cascaded filters, while those for the 
Mark V and Field were taken with no optional filters. Some people don't 
like that Yaesu changed the way you select filters on the Mark V, but 
the VRF, IDBT and improved notch make the Mark V a better rig to me.

I think people don't use the SDR-1000 because it relies on a computer to 
operate. The possiblity of RF problems, etc, is just too much of a 
headache. Also, the SDR-1000 doesn't have dual receive. 
Scott, N9AA

AD5VJ Bob wrote:
> 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?
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