This situation is similar to the wild enthusiasm over the IC-7300. It
rests in ham public wild acceptance based on newness and touch screen etc.
Emotional purchases and herd effects work into the mix.
Of the rigs in its price class, I would choose the FT-3000 for features and
I challenge the average ham to tell the difference in modern rigs anyway in
On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:22 AM, John Geiger <email@example.com> wrote:
> I did some searching through the previous posts and found very little
> mention of the Yaesu FTDX3000 on the reflector. I also see little mention
> of it other places as a contest radio. Now I do see the Kenwood TS590
> being mentioned as the best radio for the price, a great contesting radio,
> What is it with the FTDX3000 that keeps it from being a contest radio? It
> has the same downconversion receive design that the TS590 has, and roofing
> filters that are similar in width to the 590. In addition, it uses the
> downconversion design and narrow roofing filters on 10 meters and 6 meters,
> something the Kenwood doesn't go. It also has a realtime band scope, which
> is something else lacking in the 590.
> 73 John AF5CC
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