Remember to add that Yaesu and/or Kenwood will NO longer SERVICE these
radios. As a matter of fact, I can't get a final for my Yaesu FT 100 that is
much newer than either of these rigs.
I might add my Orion really out performs my FT 1000.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Atkinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...
> Used Yaesu FT1000Ds are on the market now for $1900. The Kenwood
> TS850 is much less (get a later serial number). These are both
> excellent contest rigs for ssb and have very robust PAs for 100% duty
> cycle modes and the build quality is absolutely excellent; no Ten Tec
> I have ever operated including the Orion comes close. N6TR has a
> whole page of information on the TS850 as a contest rig and these are
> mature products that continue to be in use at top contesting stations.
> rob / k5uj
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