[CQ-Contest] Re: NAQP and Icom

Dave Lawley g4buo at compuserve.com
Fri Aug 23 05:18:54 EDT 2002

Bruce, N6NT/ZF2NT wrote:
>Icom was a major supporter of WRTC '96, though I don't know what they may
>have done for 2000 or 2002.  

Icom provided brand-new IC765 and IC735 radios for each station in the
original WRTC in Seattle in 1990. I remember being very impressed
with the IC765, and regret not having brought one back with me at the
very advantageous price that was on offer.

Icom provided us with brand-new IC756PROII and IC7400 (also known
as IC746PRO) on loan to the GB50 Jubilee station, and the rigs worked

It seems to me that both Yaesu and Icom have gone crazy with their
rig naming conventions. IC756PROII, FT1000MP MK-V Field. Yuk.
Only Kenwood have stayed with a more sensible choice of identifier
for their rigs, unfortuntately in the area where it matters - performance
- Kenwood seem to have lost the plot. Will be interested to hear what
contesters think of the Ten-Tec Orion when it hits the streets. At
present if I had to get a new radio it would be the K2/100.

Dave G4BUO

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