[CQ-Contest] If you were buying a new contest radio today...
mike at k9mi.com
Thu May 17 09:00:44 EDT 2007
"I notice that K3LR is an all ICOM station but I don't know specifically
which radios they are using".
According to the web site, 781's and 7800's.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chet Moore" <ChetMoore at cox.net>
To: "Barry" <w2up at mindspring.com>; "frc" <frc at gofrc.org>;
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 04:59
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] If you were buying a new contest radio today...
> Hi Barry,
> I have an MP-1000 here and just purchased a very cherry icom 756 pro II as
> second radio. No expensive filters to buy with the icom, the twin
> peaking filter for RTTY runs circles around everything else out there.
> pro II also includes 6 meters. The 6 meter band is new to me, so new
> my my 6M beam is not here yet. The icom has the panaramic scope, very
> for contests, easy to tell if 6, 10 12 or 15 meters is open at a glance
> where the pileups are . I have always felt the MP-1000 had low audio. MP
> not work well with my bose noise cancelling phones. Another area in
> the PRO II excels is the loud audio. You will not be able to stay in the
> shack if you turn the audio all the way up. This is important to me as my
> hearing is not nearly as good as it was 30 year ago. I initally purchased
> the pro II as a 2nd radio but it has rapidly become my main radio. I
> my MP-1000 to W3PP when I operate multi multi up there. the MP works well
> in a multi multi atmosphere. I haven't had the PRO II long enough to
> how the pro II plays in a multi multi environment. I notice that K3LR is
> all ICOM station but I don't know specifically which radios they are
> Downside to the PRO II .......The feature I liked most about the mp-1000
> the 2nd receiver which the icom lacks. I bought the mp and then had to
> about 800 bux worth of filters and most recently bought the inrad roofing
> filter for it. .In side by side comparisons, the PRO II and MP-1000
> receivers seemed equal. when listening to the 9m4 spratley expedition last
> month which was very weak at this qth. You do need to buy a 12V power
> supply for the ICOM.
> For a few dollars more, After using the PRO II, I'd buy the PRO III which
> is a newer and improved version of the PRO II. The .New ICOM pro III
> reportedly has an even better roofing filter and 5 mhz and 6 meter
> capability built in
> I hear good things about the ORION on recieve. I also hear it has a stiff
> learning curve and I know that one high profile PVRC'er has had major
> problems that required a couple of trips back to the factory. One
> about the Orion is it's "reliability". That would be a major factor for
> if I only had one radio.
> Still using my W2UP rotating loop on 160 which I built after seeing it on
> your web site.
> my .02 cents worth
> Chet N4FX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Barry" <w2up at mindspring.com>
> To: "frc" <frc at gofrc.org>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 9:19 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] If you were buying a new contest radio today...
>> which one would you buy? What makes it better than its competitors?
>> Barry Kutner, W2UP
>> Newtown, PA
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