The Omni VII is an excellent choice.
One thing to consider; If you ever consider remote operation of the Omni VII
then the built in ATU is an asset worth having. I too use an external
antenna tuner (238C). However, if I am away on business and want to use the
Omni VII, all I have to do is to call my wife and have her flip a couple of
switches and I am good to go.
As a side note or two. I have a K3. It's a fine radio but I like the Omni
VII better. Also if you want to delve into SDR you can do an easy mod on
the Omni VII (no soldering) and add an SDR-IQ (or softrock, or whatever) as
a 2nd receiver.
The Omni VII truly is a versatile rig!
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