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Re: [Yaesu] Best $600 contest rig

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Subject: Re: [Yaesu] Best $600 contest rig
From: kd4e <kd4e@verizon.net>
Reply-to: kd4e@verizon.net
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 14:08:00 -0400
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 > Steve Harrison wrote:
> At 01:04 PM 9/24/2006 -0400, kd4e wrote:
>> Renee wrote:
>>> I would say a Drake TR7. I have used one for such in the past and it 
>>> performed quite well. Wouldn't mind having one again.
>>> 73
>>> Renee NZ9T
>> The Drake TR-7 was way ahead of its time and still
>> is a fine rig for about any Ham application!
> I TRIED using one of those in a CW contest from a friend's place who had
> nice big yagis, back in the early '80s. It was super-deaf yet couldn't cope
> with big guns within a few kc, and I could barely hear the sidetone.
> Super-frustrated, I gave up after some hours, drove home, yanked my old
> hollow-state Eldico twins off my desk, brought them back, and proceeded to
> wow my friend with almost a thousand Qs through the rest of the contest. He
> sold that POS TR-7 shortly thereafter  ;o))))))))))

IMHO ... Your Drake TR-7 was not working properly.

A properly working TR-7 will still get the best of some
far more modern rigs on rx and on tx, for best performance
on CW one may choose to make some mods.

Compare the specs:

Some Drake TR-7 CW-related info here:


Thanks! & 73,
doc, KD4E
... somewhere in FL
URL:  bibleseven (dot) com
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