Lucky you... a new, high end transceiver with the wife's blessing.
I had a fully loaded FT-1000D for about 5 years before switching to the
fully loaded MP. My bottom line opinion is that the MP is a better
radio from the standpoint that Yaesu had the benefit of building off
it's D model experience and several years of customer comments about
what could have made the D a better radio. My only two "no compromise"
reasons in going for a 1000D would be the need for 200 watts in a
transceiver and crossband operation. If you don't need those... pick
the MP. You'll be happier with the way volume control is handled when
both receivers are active... a key difference for me. There are also
some handier button/knob placements on the MP and the ability to change
things via front panel addressable menus rather than cover removal...
human factors engineering I like to call it.
You'll be extremely happy with either radio, whatever your decision.
They both performed flawlessly in my shack.
Brad - K9BZ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 1998 10:48 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [Yaesu] MP or D ???
> GM all;
> I'm new to this ref so don't know protocall etc so pse bear w/me. I'm
> excited! XYL has given GO for purch of new xcvr after almost 20 yrs
> using the
> good ol' 101ZD!! Life is short, so I'm going for the best; either a
> MP or
> 1000D. I know the specs es tech info as I've been researching the
> issue for
> abt 6 mos. Now I need a consensus. Question is to u guys/gals? who
> owned both and have an opinion. I have tried an MP at HRO, but that
> kinda use
> is not too interesting. Not my ant., unkn cx etc. DXing, contesting,
> CW are
> my interest. I think I understand all the usual rhetoric, MP newer,
> EDSP; D is heavier, more output really 2 rcvrs etc etc. What I want
> to know
> from prev owners is what ur feelings were after u made the change.
> This may
> give me some clues as to which way to go. I plan on buying either as
> 'loaded' all the B&W. Tnx in advance fer ur opinion. Can u hekp?
> I'm leaning
> slightly to the D.
> steve k8wk
> FAQ on WWW: http://www.qsl.net/k7on/yaesu.html
> Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Administrative requests: yaesu-REQUEST@contesting.com
> Problems: email@example.com
> Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm
FAQ on WWW: http://www.qsl.net/k7on/yaesu.html
Administrative requests: yaesu-REQUEST@contesting.com