[CQ-Contest] Contest Rig

David Pruett k8cc at comcast.net
Wed May 31 23:25:10 EDT 2006

At 06:08 PM 5/31/2006, Jeff Maass wrote:
>Yaesu screwed with the filter switching from the front panel with the MkV 
>and Field. On the original MP you can select any combination of 2nd and 3rd IF
>filters from the panel. In the MkV and Field, you have to access the menu 
>system (uggh).
>There are other issues as well.
>There was an article in NCJ soon after the MkV came out which listed the 
>reasons that the MP beat out the MkV as a contest rig. I can't tell you 
>the issue, but a Google should find it.

I have to agree with everything Jeff said.  If I recall, the receiver IMD 
specs on the Field were inferior to the original MP.

Another thing that annoys me on the MkV and Field is that the main display 
(LCD) is much dimmer than the original MP.  The MkV/Field display on max 
bright is about the same as the MP on max dim.  Maybe I'm the only one who 
finds this annoying.

If you wanna go crazy, try doing SO2R with a MkV or Field along with an 
original MP.  The front panels appear to be identical, but certain controls 
have been moved so the layouts are different.


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