What feature that is found on most of the modern transceivers ( say in the last 15 - 20 years ) could you hardly survive without ?
Would it be the AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNERS, the DSP systems . the ability to REMOTE MOUNT your dual band mobile rig and put the faceplate on the dash without a bulky radio behind it , or something else that you have on your rig ( fairly recent model ) that you wind uop using a lot more than you originally expected to....or the main reason you got a particular rig was becasue it HAS this feature.
ME ? I would say the AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER, for obvious reasons.
What is your opinion from your personal experience through the years ??
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Aside from the obvious such as mode selection, VFO and AF volume - the DSP filters...
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Can live without them with a bank of mechanical/passive filters (agghhh...remember the crystal phasing on an SX-42A) but the filter button here is pretty shiny due to wear....
I can tell you one. #Except this is one I don't know how I lived without.
My new FT-2000 has what is called a CONTOUR adjustment that is part of the DSP. #Every radio should have it! #
It brings CW signals up, it eliminates qrm, it nulls noise, it makes SSB and AM sound better. #I love that knob!
Passband tuning, and the ability to select filters independently of mode.
Between three of my Drake receivers, there are 8-6-4-2.3-1.8-1-0.5-0.3 KHz bandwidths to choose from...and I am looking at getting a pair of 3 KHz filters from Sherwood Engineering. One for a TR7 and one for an R7...a simple mod to the TR7's main board and I can select the 3.0 KHz filter for SSB transmit, giving me ESSB capability when desired.
Infinitely variable AGC is nice, too.
The AR15/M16 - Irritating practically everyone since 1960...
RIT with CW.
Not in the radio, Radio Shack DSP-40, is a *great* filter for CW!!!
the DSP and the mh59 remote control mic on my 857d
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well its not on my radio currently.. but the next I'd definitely like an automatic antenna tuner, thats for sure.
none of them
15 to 20 years
my modern FT-102
with outboard vfo is over 30 years old
most of the time find myself
running hb junk
and 40 to 70 year old receivers
funny how on a good night
bottom of 40 or 80 cw
my 70 year old RME 69
the modern rice box rigs do
heck during the cw test
i tuned around bottom of 40
using a 76 year old SW-3 regen set
copied dozens of dx stations
using 15 ft #of wire in the basement for a antenna
new radios can be a pleasure to use
they have nothing i can't live without
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