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Offline Elf36

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Re: Equipment Recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2022, 2034 UTC »
If I had a dollar for every station I've worked that was using a 7300, I could buy a 7300!
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Re: Equipment Recommendations?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2022, 1509 UTC »
I'll echo the 7300 as a good option. I have one, although with all the KiwiSDRs operating here I rarely get to use it on the bands. It's a great value for the price.
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Re: Equipment Recommendations?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2022, 0920 UTC »
Be careful buying any radio more than 10 or 15 years old as some manufacturers discontinue spare parts after so many years have elapsed, Yaesu for one... :(

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Re: Equipment Recommendations?
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2022, 1615 UTC »
Hey, I'm new here and I wanted to know if anybody had some recommendations for a HF base station rig? Preferably something older to reduce the price. Another detail that should be noted is that I am not Extra Class yet, but I would like to have something that would last a while and that would still work well through different classes.

If you can  find a TS-850 or TS-940, they are both excellent rigs and aren't that expensive now. I've had a TS-850SAT for almost 30 years and it's been great and mostly trouble-free all that time. To this day it has the best audio of just about any rig.
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Offline RobRich

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Re: Equipment Recommendations?
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2022, 2012 UTC »
Something else to consider currently on the new market is the Yaesu FTDX-10. Possible ergonomics concerns aside, it has one of the best spec'd receivers available for the price.

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