[VHFcontesting] [VHF] IC746 vs FT920 vs TS570SG

T. M. k7xc at charter.net
Mon Mar 5 23:04:11 EST 2007

I have owned a IC-746 for 4 or 5 years now and am quite impressed with it.

The only thing I wish it had was software defined power control per band 
like the 706 series. The 746 uses a single pot to control all bands which 
can be a problem when you using 100W on 6m and need only 10w to drive a 
AM-6154 on 2M.

The other cavaet is the IC151 power control IC problem. If you do by one be 
sure to locat it and add a heatsink to it.

As to operating, I am an avid contester, both HF and VHF. There is no better 
test of a rcvr front end than 6M during the June contest dduring a strong Es 
opening and of course, The ARRL HF Sweepstakes. Both will work the rcvr hard 
but the 746 has always been up the the task.

FWIW... Your mileage may vary...

73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09nm... sk

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Geiger" <johngeig at yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 0:20 AM
Subject: [VHF] IC746 vs FT920 vs TS570SG

> All 3 of these radios came out around the same time
> for the same price, and seemed to be comparable
> models.  Has anyone had the chance to compare any of
> them to each other on HF and 6 meters?  How do they
> compare, and which is the best value?
> 73s John W5TD

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