[450] I'm working on getting a new rig

Robert Busino n1ujs at toast.net
Thu Sep 3 21:55:14 UTC 2015

I've never had my hands on an IC-7000, so I can't say.  What I will say is 
that Shawn (N2DXT) has one, and honestly I find it very tough to hear him 
in FM or SSB....I guess the power is there, but the "umph" is not.  Could 
just be adjustments.  If I owned one, I'd likely get it kicking.  On the 
good side for that rig, I have listened to many of the videoed contacts I 
was there for or a part of, and it would seem the RX is fairly impressive.
The 706 I have been able to get to do everything I want it to very well.  
That too took some adjusting, but if you consider the beating my stuff goes 
through, and how long I've been running it, it has done very well.  I am 
just now starting to have an intermittent issue with the TX, I must smack 
it from time to time.  Dirty relay?  Cold solder joint?  Don't know yet.  
In fairness to it though, two other radios have crapped from sitting in the 
basement as well....the Kenwood TS-850 just quit on TX...haven't figured it 
out yet, but happened just sitting...the Workman 220 rig did the same, but 
that was a bad solder joint on a doublesided board...ruined it trying to 
find it.  Neither had been in service as long as the Icom, and the Icom 
hasn't quit yet.

 From: "David Garcia" <wb2rxf at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:16 AM
To: 450 at lists.vhfwiki.com
Subject: [450] I'm working on getting a new rig   
 Which should I get? The ic7000 or 706 M2G. I can't go back to a mono-band. 
I'm open to suggestions.

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