Argosy II User impressions
Tue, 7 May 1996 02:55:52 -0700 (MST)
> Before I look for one of these puppies to add to my 'stable', I
> thought it might be a good idea to solicit some opinions. Regarding
> the above, I'd like to know ....
> 1) After the 'new' left, what did you think of it? Any regrets?
I have an OMNI VI, a TS-50, a Scout and a Drake C-line (in addition to
the Argosy). I would sell every one of them before I would part with
> 2) It has a free running VFO/PTO. Any drift problems?
I haven't noticed any. I'm afraid I can't say the same for the Scout.
The Scout is still a good radio, though....
> 3) The AGC is audio derived. Any problems with it popping and other
I like audio-derived AGC. A little popping keeps you awake on FD :-)
It is never annoying enough to bother me.
> 4) What was the filtering like in stock form and did adding extra
> filters improve it? How well did/does it stand up in a crowded
I have the 500 Hz crystal filter and the audio filter. I highly recommend
both of them. During FD I use the audio filter more than the xtal filter.
> All input appreciated, thank you.
I have used the Argosy on every FD (except '95 when I went QRO) since
'81 or '82 (they all seem to run together now.....), in the mobile (I don't
recommend it for mobile) and at the home QTH. It is a great radio! If
you can find one, they go for around $400 +/- accessories; it's a great