I love mine. The voice keyer is really nice for roving. Its fairly easy to
use once you get used to it. It does take some time to get everything figured
out, but once you do, its no problem.
I wont go into the DSP because you already seem to know, but I will just say
the noise blanker alone is worth the cost. Other than that, the display is
pleasing to the eye and easy to see. The auto and manual notch filters work
very well. I also get outstanding audio reports from other stations. A common
comment from some guys with high end audio is "Whatever settings you have are
right. Don't change a thing!"
I hope this helps.
-------------- Original message --------------
From: John Geiger <email@example.com>
> I am currently running one of the HF/VHF/UHF mobile
> sized rigs, and have been looking now and then at the
> Icom 7000, and wonder how it compares with the other
> rigs on the market. Now I know all about the DSP
> based filters and the flexibility they afford you in
> creating different filter widths, etc, but the filters
> in the rig I am using do well enough and adding the AF
> DSP bandpass filtering cleans it up a good deal more
> (even though it is at AF level). So I am not going to
> make a decision based on the DSP filters.
> Switching to an Icom 7000 would run me about $400 to
> $450 more, so is it worth it? How does the front end
> on the 7000 compare with these other rigs? How about
> the other features on it, and how easy is it to use?
> Would the extra $450 or so really give me that much
> greater performance? I do have to admit, the voice
> keyer would be nice for roving operations.
> 73s John AA5JG
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