With the caveat that "best" is a very subjective term:
Tie: Ten Tec Corsair or Corsair II, with Remote VFO & Power Supply (can be
had in the neighborhood of $600 depending on condition)
Old fashioned technology and no computer control? Sure. But one of the
cleanest CW and/or SSB signals on the air, one of the quietest receivers
I've ever heard. No GC receiver, no memories, so if you want the bells &
whistles, look to a Ten Tec Omni; but, IMHO (YMMV) if you want the best
available in this price range, one of these rigs are it.
Thanks to my friend W3WH, I've been able to compare side-to-side a Corsair
II (except for the built-in keyer, a different color on the front panel, and
some relatively minor updates, the Corsair & Corsair II are the same rig) to
a Ten Tec Orion. While the Orion has a heck of a lot going for it (and at
$3300, it should!) the Corsair can hold it's own where it counts --
transmitting and receiving.
IMHO. YMMV. VWPBL.
73, ron wn3vaw
----- Original Message -----
> Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:44:27 -0800 (PST)
> From: John Geiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Best HF rig under $900
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> In your opinion, what is the best used HF only rig or
> HF/6 rig on the used market today for $900 or less?
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