Normal use .. one radio at the site, neighbors more than 10 miles away,
antenna total weight below 175 lbs per band or element count max 6 per
band, tower height below 80ft .. no problem to use any radio.
Build a multi radio site, 100ft+ towers - more than one tower.
Then RMDR and other abbreviations slowly begin to matter.
Or, if you have a neighbor with an amplifier and big antennas closer than
Then his radio transmitter performance is the most important measure of
your station's success.
2017-10-18 5:15 GMT+03:00 Charles Harpole <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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
> normal use.
> 73, Charly
> 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
> > 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
> > etc.
> > What is it with the FTDX3000 that keeps it from being a contest radio?
> > has the same downconversion receive design that the TS590 has, and
> > 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
> > something the Kenwood doesn't go. It also has a realtime band scope,
> > is something else lacking in the 590.
> > 73 John AF5CC
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