I need a new home base.

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I need a new home base.

Post by tenrohle » 29 Aug 2017, 15:10

Hi all,
I'm chasing a new rig for home. Currently I have a Yaesu 747GX which I don't mind, but I want something
similar that has the ability to scan.
What's out there that covers the same amount of range but is a little newer and won't break the bank?
Thanks in advance :)

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Post by listner132 » 29 Aug 2017, 17:08

Get a nice cheap yaesu ft840 very simlar to the 747 but has a free running vfo and a wee bit more modern.

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Post by JAFO » 30 Aug 2017, 08:06

...or take one more step up the line and grab a Yaesu FT-890AT, amazing little rig that also sounds dang good on AM, set up right.
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Post by astradyne » 31 Aug 2017, 09:18

An ICOM 706 MK1 would be a good choice too. 0 - 200Mhz RX and 100W output SSB on HF bands. Nice and compact and feature rich.
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Post by tenrohle » 02 Sep 2017, 12:53

Thanks for the suggestions gents. I like the look of that Icom.

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Post by andymuza » 02 Sep 2017, 13:40

Th 706 MKI can be got cheap but if you like the look of the 706 try and stretch to the MKII-G, by far a better radio.
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Post by tenrohle » 02 Sep 2017, 18:34

Aah thanks Andy. I did look at a mk2 but it was double the price of a mk1. I think the 1 will do me nicely. Just picked one up on eBay. Cheers.

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Post by tenrohle » 11 Sep 2017, 18:13

I got a Icom IC 706 in the end. Looks like quite a nice radio so far. Gonna have to do a scary mod to make it tx on 11m tho :shifty: I forgot about that bit :lol:

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