>> From the Sherwood web site, the Noise Floor, BDR, Dynamic Range (wide)
>> and Dynamic Range (narrow):
>> TS-180s: -139/115/70/68
>> IC-720A: -137/138/93/78
>> These numbers are consistent with the ARRL Lab results. Just look at the
>> BDR and wide Dynamic Range numbers. That's a huge difference under very
>> strong signal contest conditions!
> I always heard the 180S wasn't much more than a pedestrian radio, so I
> never looked much at one. It didn't look very sexy in the stores to me,
> Steve, K0XP
> I see the rigs are listed in decreasing order of narrow Dynamic
Range, > so you can run down the list far enough to find one that meets
> price requirements and stop there...simple, eh? ;>)
> Jack, NA7RF
Jack is correct! The TS-180S was often of interest to
me as it is only $200. - $250., in good working order.
According to some eham reviews it is an excellent rig
with a very quiet receiver and other positive features.
I hope to have a Kenwood TS-180S, SBE 34, and Yaesu FT-897D
to operate and compare side by side (once I get the SBE and
Kenwood up to speed).
Should be interesting.
Thanks! & 73,
... somewhere in FL
URL: bibleseven (dot) com
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