You cannot have MY FT-847, I'm just learning how to use it all.
OK, it's not perfect, but it is a decent rig if you want a desk radio and can have only one.
I'm sorry they discontinued it - fortunately, I got all the accessories I needed before they discontinued everything.
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It looks like a radio you can tak out to the field and not have to worry about wrecking it. Thats just my opinion...
Jason is tired of all the political correctness!
You sir have taken the words right out of my mouth. I would love to go back to Yaesu, but ICOM hasn't disappointed me lately.
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Chad E. Eagle
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That is all!
They are for sale now, AES had them at the their Superfest today for $999.00
The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.
Ugly, both of them. Especially that dual-bander. These design engineers need to lay off the pipe.
$1K for a 160-6 radio? No thanks.
I don't know about you, but my Icom 7000's receiver is far better in performance than many HF only radios I've used.
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All modes on VHF/UHF without buying an expensive satellite radio is a plus.
I love my ProIII but I wouldn't mind using the 7k as my main home rig either.
I couldn't name from memory the model number of a single Icom, Yaesu or Kenwood on the market to-day, if my life depended on it. But I have a catalogue from a major equipment dealer here in front of me (they sent it to me because I mail-ordered $30 worth of antenna hardware from them a few months ago), and I see they have an Icom IC-7800 listed for $10,599.99.
I think I'll go out right away and buy two of them.
There's a better picture on RigPix:
Kinda ugly aint it?
Give me a good HF IF and some transverters....
Not just ugly.
Fugly describes it best.
I got to say, I own a LOT of Yaesu radios.
Three FT1000Ds (Two were bought new, one in 1991, one in 2000, one slightly used one in 98.
Also, have two FT-ONEs,(older top of the line rigs from early 80s)
Of their DC to daylight rigs, I have the FT897, FT847, FT100D (in the car), and the FT817 (QRP).
All of these rigs have the proper filters for CW installed, and with these filters, they just are not all that bad.
They SEEM to work well, I don't have any problems with them, and they certainly outperform my boat anchors.
They may not be up to standards of top end HF only rigs built today, but they are not junk.
And on VHF and UHF, I can state for a fact they perform at LEAST as well as my high end gear from 15 years ago.
I have an IC821 (That was Icoms top of the line rig in the early 90s), and I also have the TS790A, that was the Kenwood top VHF/UHF rig from 15 years ago.
Each of these rigs would have set you back over $2000.00 bucks with accesories at that time.
These older VHF/UHF only rigs do NOT outperform any of the newer Yaesu rigs, in ANY respect. (ok ONE exception is overload to strong out of band signals)
The 821 covers ONLY the ham bands, and not wide coverage, and IS less prone to overload from Commercial signals.
The Yaesu rigs are slightly prone to this, as ANY wide receiver would be, when I use them with better antennas.
"Clear intent is the best predictor of experience"