Interesting comments about Yaesu vs. Icom. I have owned both in several
models and still have the Yaesu FT-1000D and FT-1000MP and also the ICOM 756
and the 706 here in Florida. My experience has been the opposite. My
FT-1000D has been in for service twice in 4 years and the MP once. I've
never had an ICOM fail (had IC-736, IC-775DSP, IC-706, and IC-756.)
One of the best ICOM rigs I've used was the IC-736. Great for a
take-with-you contest rig. Small, self-contained, and great in a QRO
environment. (The only rig that was consistently useable 1km from RU3A
while I lived in Moscow.)
Casey key Island, Florida
> My own experiences with ICOM have been not too good over the years.
> When they work, they work well. When they "break", notice I said "when"
> not "if", when they malfunction then it's an expensive
> proposition to get them fixed. I have had three ICOM rigs. And, all
> malfunctioned. snip....
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