[VHFcontesting] 847 comments
aa4zz at aol.com
aa4zz at aol.com
Fri Mar 16 11:10:09 EST 2007
Bill W4GRW put the INRAD filter in his 847 and it made it a much better radio as far as stong signal performance is concerned.
73 Paul AA4ZZ
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To: jarritt at vt.edu; vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Sent: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 847 comments
The QST review of the FT847 specifically mentioned how
poor the receiver was under contest conditions.
73s John W5TD
--- "Joshua M. Arritt" <jarritt at vt.edu> wrote:
> al goss wrote:
> > I totally disagree with you comments. My 847 was
> a great rig--used in
> > many CW contests, a few SSB Tests...no problems
> from adjacent STRONG
> > stations.
> > Was a 847 blast "in your opinion", every radio
> coming off the line is
> > different.
> FB Al. Glad your 847 is a good one. Yep, it's true
> that there are
> differences between same-model rigs as they roll off
> the line. Perhaps
> the one we used was a bit flaky.
> And I certainly don't claim my comments on the radio
> as gospel -- in
> fact, I will gladly disclaim them as petty nit-picky
> opinion, yes!
> Despite my report of a poor contest experience with
> the rig, I really
> like the 847. It's a very versatile and capable
> radio for the price.
> If I was in the market for such a rig, I wouldn't
> dismiss it despite my
> > .....
> > Same for 706's ; lots of bad one's with all sorts
> of problems but
> > most the guys have nothing to compare it to.
> I'd make the same poor selectivity comments about
> the '706. But again,
> versatility to price, it's a handy rig. Certainly
> not the most ideal
> contest radio.
> > Won't go into what I am using...makes no
> difference. Perhaps you
> > should state "in my opinion" in future. My rig is
> "in demand" but I
> > find lots of problems with it...some may be due my
> location in the city.
> > 73 k2erg FN13
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