His comments did not lack class or respect. Your "joke" did not appear to be one.
Originally Posted by KJ6VCN
Considering he explained it with a later post you might think that if it was read and understood such a comment would not have occurred.
Hey Peter, I have an extremely simple rig to operate. Wanna trade? You have a very capable rig and I'm sure you will have some very good experiences with it. It has a lot of things it can do. You don't have to do anything with the rig just turn it on. It will work any specified goal you wish. Want WAS? The FTdx5000MP will work it for you on one contest weekend. It will send out the QSL cards and properly sort them in order of the states as you receive replies in the mail. It will then submit the application to the ARRL.
Sold it too much didn't I?
Seriously the learning curve for the FTdx-5000 units can be a very simple approach or a complicated one. Once you find which control does what you want it to do you're on your way. It going to be fun.
Last edited by KO6WB; 04-30-2012 at 11:45 AM.
WHy would you need one? I have a radio that works perfectly fine, and doesn't cost anywhere close to that...
Just wait a bit Pat, you will likely get one used for much less...especially when the next model comes out....
Not everyone goes through all the posts before they comment.
Originally Posted by KO6WB
He might have seen the first opening comment and responded to that.
No one NEEDS a ham radio. Want is the better term.
Originally Posted by WU0R
Thank you. My first choice would have been to re-create my old station ( Drake R4C T4XC and SB-221 ) but I no longer have the physical dexterity to maintain the equipment or make repairs myself, as I would have done 30 years ago. Given my limitations, I chose what appears to be a pretty good modern transceiver. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.
Originally Posted by KO6WB
There was a time when I had common sense and not much money. Now I have more money than common sense, but at least I didn't buy the 9000 series at twice the price of the 5000.
73, Peter, N4UP ... Active 1963-1981 and 2012-2038
It's when you can't hear the bats, that's when the bats are coming.
Originally Posted by K1OIK
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ANNOUNCING the 19th Annual WASHFest 2014, The South Hills Hamfest, Sunday, 23 February 2014.
Located at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall, State Route 88 (Library Road) at Grove Road, Castle Shannon PA., ~ 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
[From Downtown, Take the Liberty Bridge across the Mon, go through the Liberty Tunnel, then turn onto SR 51 South to SR 88]
Talk-in on N3SH/R 146.955 - and N3FB/R 443.650 + (131.8 PL).
See you there!
I did recreate the best DXing station I ever had. My Yaesu FT-107M. But now I realize that was THIRTY TWO years ago, and things have gotten alot better since then! This would be a nice FIELD DAY radio, but I NEED (and yes that is NEED, not WANT!) a SUPER RADIO for DXing like I hafta do when going after stations like the 7O6T coming on today. This morning, I tried working the YJ0VK but I couldn't get him out from beneath the QRM (on 40 CW). So I tried for a JD1 on Ogasawara. Same situation, the radio just doesn't have the horsepower I need to ferret out rare DX contacts. If I was just ragchewing with someone in Kansas, this would be fine. But if I am going to LOG the RARE DX, I need a radio that will get me there. Nailing the 7O6T is going to be an INCREDIBLE venture with this 1980 radio! But it's better than a HW-101!