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Re: [CQ-Contest] FTDX 3000 as a contest radio?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] FTDX 3000 as a contest radio?
From: Jim Brown <k9yc@audiosystemsgroup.com>
Reply-to: k9yc@arrl.net
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:05:49 -0700
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On 10/17/2017 4:22 PM, John Geiger wrote:
What is it with the FTDX3000 that keeps it from being a contest radio?

Don't know about RX or features, but Yaesu radios of this vintage carry on the Yaesu tradition of CW clicks. I wouldn't want to have one as a neighbor. A firmware update about 2 years ago improved it, but not enough.

Here's a report I put together a few years ago comparing ARRL Lab data on a selection of radios used by contesters. The FTDX5000 is representative of the FTDX3000 in this regard.


73, Jim K9YC

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