Hmmmmm...Maybe I should keep the 2 2B's and sell the Jupiter....then
again maybe not. Truth is, I find recently that I am spending as much
time operating with the Argosy set at 5 W. Good audio, pretty good
receiver. But the 2B and it's spare sister, were my main receiver for a
long time. Q-multiplier still works too. The Eagle sounds like a nice
rig for a operator like me....I chat on SB and play on CW.. The only I
time really need or want the Jupiter is for the digital modes. I haven't
really craved a rig since I had the Jupiter. Gee...it's nice to be a
John -- WA1JG
On 1/19/2011 11:11 PM, Hulett, Russell wrote:
> "Am I willing to pay for a throw away plastic rig in order to get all kinds
> of cool extras to play with..."
> Since I own an Omni VII, my answer is evidently "yes", though didn't buy it
> to get cool extras but for the receiver, which I still think is pretty good,
> noise floor always impresses me. Also wanted to own at least one new rig
> built by professionals ( not me ), with a warranty, while recognizing that
> it's operational life was probably closer to a PC than anything else. That's
> how everything is these days, it's a throw-away world and the time from
> production to landfill keeps getting shorter.
> OTOH, also own a Drake 4 line and 2B, several CW ransmitters from the 50s,
> and Ten-Tec 509, 540, 544, and 546. The old stuff is fine, but working on
> stuff all the time gets kinda old. Especially the old tube gear has
> resistors changing value, capacitors becoming leaky, and the available "NOS"
> tubes probably someone else's castoffs. It's tempting to have a "parts" rig
> because some of the components ( like switch decks ) are made from
> unobtanium. Sometimes the shack seems to more resemble a junk yard than
> anything else.
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