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

William Knapp / WA1WK kc1wj at kc1wj.com
Fri Sep 4 13:42:39 UTC 2015

  I've heard varying reports about the TS2000 being deaf. The TS2000x, if
you can find one and afford it has had really decent reports. 160 meters
through 1296. Not bad for everything in one box. No 222 though.

Quoting Thomas  & Patricia Moore <piper925 at att.net>:

> HRO has sales going this weekend including the 7100 and ts2000
> On September 3, 2015, at 6:53 PM, David Garcia <wb2rxf at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Sorry to hear about your radios crapping out, I heard about the 10
> meter debacle. On the flip side, I'm looking to purchase a decent radio
> this time around, the FT100D was / is a tease, as its started to crap
> out after 7 months, no transmit on 70cm, barley 10watts on 2 and about
> the same on hf & 6meters and the mic sticks, its been almost comical,
> like in the cartoons when they start to drive the car off the lot and
> parts start falling off. That being said I might throw some money into
> it in the fall or sell it for parts, it receives well, I listen quite a
> bit on 20,40 & 80 meters during the evenings and weekends. This time
> around I really don't wanna buy someones headaches, so this time I'm
> gonna hold out for a 7000, 847, TS2000, FT991 or something similar. I
> have a budget of 1k, if I have to wait it out, I'll do 1.5k, that'll be
> the top of the mark and end up with a new rig. My thanks everyone for
> their input and in advance to anyone who hasn't chimed in yet.
>    On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Robert Busino <n1ujs at toast.net> wrote:
>> 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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