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

Robert Busino n1ujs at toast.net
Sat Sep 26 14:58:53 UTC 2015

You might want to check with Charlie (Formerly N1MUQ who we used to follow 
to work at night to NJ Dave) and see if he is ready to upgrade (he always 
is) because he was using one of the Yaesu "all in one" rigs (don't remember 
which model) in his car and also in the house....his would be a "known 
functional rig", and he is always very fair on pricing.  At the very least 
he can tell you what his experience has been with it.  Might be another 

 From: "David Garcia" <wb2rxf at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:31 AM
To: WA1WK at kc1wj.com, 450 at lists.vhfwiki.com
Subject: Re: [450] I'm working on getting a new rig   
 I saw the reviews.The Yaesu 2000 vs side by side with the Yaesu  991 its 
just mind blowing on HF receive The kenwood 2000  edged up better than the 
847 for transverter display, better receive and the fact its still on the 
market. I heard they both have birdys on satellite frequencies, that would 
tick me off to no fucking end. Considering the price one pays. I really 
like the 991 its touch screen and totally menu driven, but its easily 
portable the kenwood is a boat anchor of sorts. I'll let you guys know as 
soon as I've made my decision. I'm looking towards November or before.
   On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 9:42 AM, William Knapp / WA1WK <kc1wj at kc1wj.com> 

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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