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[Yaesu] Discontinued Rigs

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Subject: [Yaesu] Discontinued Rigs
From: dgf@netcom.com (David Feldman)
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:42:13 -0800 (PST)
>> I just heard second hand from a Yaesu rep that they are discontinuing
>> all the HF rigs except the 1000MP and the new 847. This includes the
>> 920, 900,736R, and the 1000D. Wonder it it's true, but I guess there has
>> to be an end to every rig and some of these are somewhat overdue...some
>> are too new though.
>> Just wondering...kind of thought about buying a 900.
>> --
>I guess there are just too many gray areas among all rigs anymore.  
>My personal preference is to see the FT-847 to replace 736R and 900. 
>Since it's somewhat smaller in size that might suit the intended purpose
>of the 900 (except for the remote head).  Of course it fits the bill of
>VHF/UHF enthusiast. I heard that the FT-847 can be had for about $2000.

Well, it is regrettable if this is the case that 222 and 1296 MHz are
not supported by FT847, and that it appears the 847 will have no trans-
verter port. 

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