[CQ-Contest] IC-7200 for travel contesting

hank.k8dd hank.k8dd at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 20:40:27 PDT 2009

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Anthony Wanschura
<ajwanschura at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm looking for a compact, rugged radio that I can carry with me easily on
> occasional overseas trips which often involve cw contesting.
> My primary radio is a K3. I've been looking at the IC-7200 as a travel
> radio, because it seems to suit my purposes, and I would rather carry around
> an $1100 radio than a fully loaded K3 worth close to $4000.

For the past three ARRL DX CW contests we have traveled with one then
two K2's and this year a K2 and a K3 (fairly loaded).
Our general consensus is "from the other side of the pileup the K2 is
a more than adequate transceiver and much easier to take as a carry-on
than a K3".
Looking at the figures for the K2 at
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_perf.htm and the figures on the IC-7200 in
the QST review, I would think a K2/100 is a much better choice.

73    Hank    K8DD

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