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Equipment reviews / Heil PR781!
« on: November 13, 2008, 06:07:55 PM »
I\'m sure it\'s old news to those that have one already. The PR781 dynamic mic from Heil works great. Works well with my PROIII, 7700, even IC910H!

Thank you Bob Heil,

73 de terry W3QJ

Equipment reviews / Ic7700
« on: November 01, 2008, 02:24:17 PM »

I\'m sorry for liking Icoms so much. I liked the 7700 so much, I just bought another for my 50th birthday.

Terry-W3QJ :th_Smile-KnockKnock

Equipment reviews / Ic 7000
« on: August 23, 2008, 08:31:38 PM »
Quote from: KB3LAZ;16595
I believe the 2000 has a 16 bit analog AF stage dsp.
The 7000 has dual 32 bit AF/IF stage dsp\'s, granted one is for the display.
Having run both radios I would say that the 7000 wins hands down, however there is what a 10 year technological gap between the two radios. Dont get me wrong the 2000 is a great radio and does have a few advantages over the 7000, size, sky command, and wattage. Then the 2000 has its flaws as well, for example it is deaf on 2m 70cm without the preamp on, unless you are really close or have one heck of an antenna. Which ever you choose you will be happy with the overall performance.

I have a question though, why replace the 910?

Well, thanks for the reply Travis. I found a used TS2000LE, and should have it hopefully by the end of this coming week. The 910H\'s I had were decent radios for what they were. My PROIII, and 7700 are my go to HF radios. I seldom operate FM on the VHF or UHF ham bands, and I don\'t listen to it. If I do operate 2m/70cm its sideband. I\'ve spent a lot of time on the road in the last 3 months, and my 7000 has got more use than any other radio I have. The 910H\'s never get powered up any more. The last time I was home I turned one on to get on a 2m SSB round table I enjoy when I\'m home. I was astonished in the difference that the 7000\'s DSP made in its rcvr vs the 910H\'s not having it. The differences were not subtle to me. The 7000 was so much better. When I first got the 910H\'s months earlier, I immediately installed the CR293 hi stab xtal osc\'s and the audio UT106\'s in both of them. I also checked the alignment of both 910 xcvrs on the bench with the specs provided in the OEM service manuals. Of course most OEM alignment specs are just baseline adjustments. But although I could have, I wasn\'t motivated to fiddle with any fine tweaks in the 910H\'s. I\'m not the type that likes to count the pieces of salt on a pretzel if you know what I mean.

Anyhow, like most all things I do, I believe what I see. I\'ll ask an opinion here and there, but ultimately there\'s no substitute for having the article in question in hand. And, when I get the TS2000, I\'ll see how she does. But thanks for your help and friendly reply.

Talk to ya\' later Travis. Take care, and take it easy.  


Equipment reviews / Ic7000 & Ts2000
« on: August 17, 2008, 04:21:57 AM »
Has anyone here compared the DSP performance of the Kenwood TS2000 to the Icom IC7000? I\'m going to replace my IC910H with something, and was considering another IC7000 or the TS2000. I\'ve heard various model Kenwoods on the bands in various modes and they always sounded good to me. I know there\'s a lot of TS2000\'s in service out there. Hope folks won\'t mind expressing there opinions and experiences on these two radios.

New member welcome / Thanks everyone!
« on: August 09, 2008, 07:58:58 PM »
Well thanks everyone for the friendly greetings. Looking forward to sharing exchanges with you all here, and hopefully on the air too.

You all do make folks feel welcome. Thanks!


Repeaters / Hardly ever
« on: August 08, 2008, 09:09:59 PM »
I used them some when I first go on the air. Lost interest in them after I got into CW. Sometimes when I travel out of town I\'ll scan around for one to yak on to find out a little about the town I\'m in. I like 2m SSB and mostly CW on the HF bands.

Equipment reviews / Another fine radio, the IC7000
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:59:55 PM »
The 7000 does well for such a small radio. Indeed it\'s a fine radio. Some weeks the 7000 gets more use than my 910H, PROIII, or 7700. The more I use it, the more I like it. I keep telling people I don\'t care who makes a radio as long as it does what I want for what I want to pay. But, with 4 different models of Icoms and one Yaesu 7800R, it looks like I\'m partial to Icom. Oh well.

Equipment reviews / Wait until you try the 7700
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:48:40 PM »
Congrats on the PROIII. Indeed it\'s a fine radio. Lots of folks sold theirs when they bought a 7800 or 7700. I got a 7700 back in April, but I don\'t see parting with my PROIII. Since the PROIII is only 20lbs, sometimes I take it, and my buddistick out to the park and use it portable. Unfortunately, the 7700 is too heavy to tote around like that.

Enjoy your PROIII, terry-ae5eh

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