At 11:57 PM 12/8/2010, Rick - NJ0IP / DJ0IP wrote:
>There's not much learning curve for an Eagle.
>I think it's a perfect rig for a Field Day.
>We had a K3 at Field Day and about 4 or 5 of us used it.
>I needed the manual a couple of times. Not advantageous in a contest.
>The other 20+ operators used the Icoms or Yaesu's.
>By all rights, the Eagle should become the defacto standard for field days
>in America, but it probably won't.
For my Radio club the older Triton 4/544 5 band transceiver is the ideal
FD rig. Simple, functional, FD bands only, no learning curve, and not
expensive. We use two or three of them, with transmit bandpass filters,
and we couldn't ask for anything better, everything considered.
Interestingly, we've never had any failures with any of the rigs in
over 15 years. These 34 year-old rigs are indestructible!:-)
However, nice to know your thoughts about the Eagle as a possible
successor for FD.
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