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Can't Beat Yaesu!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KB0MMB, Apr 7, 2012.

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  1. KB0MMB

    KB0MMB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had this FT 950 for about 2 weeks and have to say
    It's NOTHING less than GREAT!
    I got MANY contacts in South America and Australia
    and the radio is just fun to use.
    Looks good,has everything I want for's not a
    $5000 radio but acts like one.
  2. WB2WIK

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    Glad you like it!

    I sold mine, it didn't keep up with the TS-850S or the Orion.

    But it is a nice-looking and fun rig for sure.
  3. K9ASE

    K9ASE XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It sounds like you're really having fun enjoy!:)
  4. KB0MMB

    KB0MMB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I might add that the Samlex 1235 is quite and runs
    this 950 perfect!
  5. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    There, fixed that!:eek:
  6. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    BTW, I think you "can" beat Yaesu, but that's only an opinion.

    Try an Orion-II and see what you think.:eek: You'd have to put them side-by-side to make an objective comparison.

    I did that, for three months.
  7. W9CW

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    At $4,395.00 vs. $1,400.00, I'd hope so! I'm a long-term Ten-Tec owner, but we really should compare Apples with Apples here, not manufacturer-wise, but price-wise. Having also owned, or currently own, an IC-7800, several Ten-Tec Omni's (but, never an Orion or Orion-II), a TS-590. and a FT-950, I can say in real-world operation, the FT-950 is pretty darn good.

    Now, let's all consider the Swiss ADAT ADT-200A, which might just beat them all, but its price is over CHF (Swiss Franc) 5,200 - another case of not comparing Apples to Apples! :)

    Don W9CW
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  8. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wait ... Apple is making iHam radios now? :p
  9. N0SYA

    N0SYA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Now that I've had a rig with a spectrum scope nothing will ever be the same. I can't imagine why (stand alone) rigs are bought without them today.
  10. KO6WB

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    I guess I'm easy to please. Have had the same rig for the past ten years. Yeah, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles the newer rigs have but it's performance is okay for my operations. I have made improvements on it. Put in an INRAD filter and added the CW filter. Just puttering around and having fun.
    Can't ask for much more than that. Maybe someday I will get a newer rig and I'm sure KB0MMB will be glad to suggest something;).
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