Ah, another test. I like challenges.
Originally Posted by WB2WIK
From Internet archive, December 12, 2004, FlexRadio site, SDR-1000:
"Product may be returned for full credit within 30 days from shipment if it is returned in new condition and in the original packing materials."
If you would care to do any research on radios you will find not one Contester or top DXer use a SDR and most of all the Flex and there is a reason. They do not compare to a half way decent analog radio for the serious user.
I have the top rated radio a FTDX-5000 but I use a SRD with it tied to the IF out on the radio and use it for a panadapter. What I use is an SDRIQ unit receiver and software from 2 programmers it works great. But stick with a regular radio to start with later on if you decide you want a full SDR then but one at least with a standard radio you can operate on 12v and no computer not with a SDR.
73 de Fred N0AZZ
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Any electronics that is dependent on an external computer running software is not only unacceptable, unreliable and sure not for me!
I get that.
Originally Posted by KD5SPX
Although if you have any "modern" (recently manufactured) multi-mode HF transceiver, it already is a computer and radio in one chassis, with lots of stuff software defined (although it's likely to be firmware, in programmable devices).
Not a lot of difference, although RISCs aren't as burdened as CPUs running multiple applications, nor as expensive.
Then, the power of multi-core high-speed CPUs is quite something and not found in common rigs. Hyundai vs. Ferrari, in some ways...
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He never stated that he was looking for a contest rig Fred (fifty nine).
Originally Posted by N0AZZ
I'm not sure why every thread dealing with radios you feel the need to mention your #1 top rated(by one engineering firm) FTDX 5000. Who cares?
I'll take a Flex 5000A SDR all day long over that yakimo rice box.
Yaesu really needed to step up there game with the 5000 after the FT-2000 and 9000. Now the Flex 6500/6700 series and potentially the new kenwood will more then likely push Yaesu and Icom to the back if the bus again.
As a newly licensed General, I will throw in my two cents for what it's worth. I don't have near the expertise of most everyone on here, but my thought: Why not go to a ham flea market and pick up a nice, used HF rig (Yaesu, Kenwood, ICOM, etc) for a few hundred dollars and play around with it on the bands for a while. You can pick up some rigs that were pretty much state-of-the-art in their day, perform very well and will only set you back $300 or $400. Once you've had some fun, then you can go out and spend mega bucks on an SDR.
I think you would have a lot more fun with an Icom R-71A used from ebay, or ham fest, they are quality radios at a low price and come with many features.
And the transmit capability of the R-71A is...?
Originally Posted by N8CSU