> Hello, Name here is Ted ( K2QMF )...
> I am planning to buy a new "Toy" but not sure which radio to get.
Hello Ted. You're on the wrong reflector to get an objective opinion. The
gang here are Ten-Tec nuts!
I'll try to be objective, and I have had both on the bench for tests.
I have not used the 1000MP on the air however.
The receiver is the biggest difference. The OMNI-6 Plus has a
noise floor almost 4 dB below the Yaesu. And the internally generated
noise is much less. This is important for dxers, but only if you
live in a quiet zone. .05 uv sensitivity is not a big deal if you
have a 1 uv ambient noise.
Power output and spectrum purity is a wash. The 1000 has features that
the OMNI-6 does not. But - I haven't found anyone who really thinks
they are of great importance, other than the ability to listen to
the dx station and pileup at they same time. The OMNI requires holding
a button in to listen to the pileup.
Maintenance is a no brainer! Unless you are real gutsy, the Yaesu
will go back to the factory when something goes awry. The Omni is
so built as to allow you to walk in with a crescent wrench and go to
work. And - factory support is fantastic. If you can't find the answer,
a phone call to Sevierville will invariably get you on the right track,
and if parts are needed, they are in your mailbox in a couple of
I work in communications as a profession, and can use any gear that
I choose. I choose the Omni-6 Plus - and homemade amplifiers.
Good luck with your choice.
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