Jim's comments got me thinking that you might want to look at the FT-847 if
you're looking for a radio that is somewhat closer to the HF Rig/Transverter
performance level in a single box.
The 847 has separate RF outputs for HF, 6, 2 and 70cm which is very
convenient. Each output is adjustable independently too.
It's not perfect, but does a good job especially on 6, 2 and 70cm. It's HF
performance is probably slightly better than the FT-100, but it is a
"casual" use HF rig in my opinion.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Worsham" <email@example.com>
To: "Jason Wilborn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 10:32 PM
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Re: [WSVHF] FT- 100 D
> It is an OK rig for casual use but I wouldn't consider it a serious
> contesting radio if that is what you are looking for. Sensitivity on 144
> and 432 MHz seems not quit what it should be and if you have any loud big
> guns around you can forget about using it during a contest or big band
> opening. I have one that I keep in the shack. I use it as a backup to my
> usual rigs and transverters, chat with the locals and monitor the local
> repeaters. Take it mobile/portable sometime and that is fun. The TX
> powers are all independently variable on HF, 6, 2 and 432 via items in the
> menu. I hope that this helps.
> Jim W4KXY
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Wilborn" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:07 PM
> Subject: [WSVHF] FT- 100 D
> > I am looking into getting a Yaesu ft-100d for my christmas present. Have
> > of the subscribers used this rig ? Can anyone give me a little feedback
> > am particularly interested in it's usefulness in "Weak Signal"
> > and does the reciever stack up to other rigs on the market.
> > One final question , at 100w HF/6M . 50w 2m , and 20w 70CM, are these
> > powers variable like a IC-706 mk II for instance ?
> > Any help and/or comments will be greatly apprieciated.
> > TNX es 73
> > DE KG4BMH EM76
> > Jason firstname.lastname@example.org
> > .
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