[CQ-Contest] FTDX10 and FTDX101MP vs. FT1000MP

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Nov 30 15:20:23 EST 2022

On 11/30/2022 7:17 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> I am also wondering what transceiver contesters are buying now that the
> Elecraft K3/K3S is a silent key.

Last I heard, top contester N6TV was pretty happy with his K4. Another 
top contester, neighbor K6XX, whose K3s were destroyed in the wildfire 
that took his entire home, told me he's starting to appreciate his newly 
acquired K4. And I'm pretty happy with mine, that showed up about three 
weeks ago. There are three versions, of which I have the middle one, the 
K4D. The third, required for two transmitters on the same band, has not 
yet shipped. Lead time is 4-6 months. I paid $6.5K.

Several years ago, N0AX, another serious contester, told me he was happy 
with his TS590. Of the JA rigs, the Kenwoods are the only ones I've 
really liked. They've also been the cleanest TX in ARRL tests, and the 
Yaesu's have been dead last. On the air, I've observed Yaesu rigs with 
really bad splatter, that W4TV has tracked down to non-adjustable signal 

73, Jim K9YC

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