We're all appliance operators? Whatever happened to using a Campbell soup can and a coat hanger?
From my left to right on the operating desk.
Now one rig I would like to have in the shack would be a mint FT-102. I have always thought those were really good looking radios.
Maybe someday in the future.
I guess I have what I want for today main HF/6m FTDX-5000MP, IC-9100 HF/6/2/432/1.2/D-Star with all filters backup and main UHF/VHF weak signal radio, IC-703 Plus w/W4RT duel filter setup for QRP.
As far as antennas and towers go that's a different story you never have what you really want there.
73 de Fred N0AZZ
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MVDX/CC of SW MO., DX Hogs, OARS, NARC, NCDXF
ARRL member, ARRL and W5YI VE
DX the thrill of the chase
""D-STAR making use of the 2/ 440m repeaters for real world Digital Voice usage around town and around the world""
" Not one of us can do what all of us can do " ** Max Lucado
Originally Posted by KC8VWM
The US is based on Capitalism.
Not Socialism or Communism.
If you want to be part of the 1%, Work Harder! Make it the 2%!
No one is stopping you... But Yourself.
Gear I have: Everything I need.
What I want: 200' tower with monobanders for 40m on up, a 4-square on 80m, 120' vertical with 120 radials for 160, and eight Beverages for receiving, spread over 5-6 acres. But I'd still want to live in the City, just for convenience. Oh yeah, I'd also like the best ground conductivity on the planet under all that and all underground utilities for miles in all directions.
If I were to spend more money on anything it would be antennas. Bigger antennas would save me money in the long run as I could keep the amplifiers turned off most of the time.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw
What I have:
and a couple assorted HTs.
What I want:
And what I should probably get long before I get the Orion II, at the very least:
I need some sort of beam lonnnnnnggg before I drop $3500 on a rig. Of course, if one fell in my lap, I wouldn't turn it down...
Andy - The Ham Formerly Known As W2AJW (2008-2013) and KB0WJO (1996-2008).
I have quite a collection, but the main rigs are the FT-857D (two, one in the car) and an FT-817ND.
What I WANT is already on order - just impatiently waiting for Elecraft to ship my KX3!
If I were to have a stack of cash sitting around with nothing to do, I might go ahead and get the K-line but eh... Lately I'm more interested in highly portable rigs.
Antennas are my big hangup at home, I just don't have room for anything spectacular. Maybe one day I'll buy some acreage and get out of town!
I run a TS-2000 in the shack and an FT-100 in the truck.
I want all the gear that I sold years ago back!! My Drake TR-7, my Drake B-Line and my Tempo-2020 just for nostalgia.
I'm using a Kenwood TM-721A for 2 meters/440 and a Kenwood TS440SAT for HF.
Thanks to KD5SPX, the rig I WANT will be here this week (TS480SAT).
My newest acquisition is a TS-820S, currently my main rig, which displaced my TS-520S to the shelf a few weeks ago. On the AM side of the desk is a Viking II and an NC300, the NC300 having received a capacitor transplant last week. In my office, a K2/10. Waiting to go back mobile, an FT-857. An FT-897 for FD, portable, etc.
On the shelves are the 520S, a Ranger 1 (on the workbench at the moment), an HQ110 in line to go on the bench, a HW101, a Heathkit SB station, and a DX60.
I'm thinking of getting an FT-950 this spring for FD, contest, DX, 6m, and the like. Not sure how the other radios will feel about that.