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Offline Cornelius

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Rig advice?
« on: October 12, 2015, 0633 UTC »
⁠⁠⁠Could anyone suggest a commercial ham rig that can handle 100% duty on AM or SSB for about an hour, possibly with additional cooling? Obviously TX range expansion is a must. We're looking for something inexpensive in the $400 or less range preferably. The TS940-S looks nice, but the price is astronomical. 10 watts isn't cutting it on 43m with the bands in such lousy shape. Amps are always a possibility, of course.

Thanks for any suggestions!
SDRPlay, Tecsuns, PA0RDT, dipole, discone, etc.

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Re: Rig advice?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 1630 UTC »
ICOM IC-706MKIIG has worked well for me. It will go down well below 6925. You can buy a small "muffin" fan kit that attaches to the heat sink in the back. It will transmit continuously in AM for at least an hour. It has all the bells and whistles of a mid-range ham rig.

For mobile operation I like the Super Antenna.