Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N3AWS, Apr 7, 2021.
Does anybody know anyone who has received their K4 yet?
yes. i know 2
Interesting. I am wondering if it will replace the Yaesu FT101D at the top of Sherwood’s table and how it will compare to their own K3S.
I can answer that.
After spending many months pondering the K4 vs. FTDX101D (MP) I'd have to say I'd personally go for the FTDX (having played with one extensively - SUPER cool radio!)
Even Bob Sherwood himself says that MOST users will NEVER notice any differences in most any modern rig in that class - it's more about the features, creature comforts, bells, whistles, dogs and ponies - does the radio have the stuff on it that YOU want.
The K4 looks cool no question, I gotta say. But they're not exactly rolling off the assembly line.
IMO, it's very possible the delays with the K4 are relating to the Sherwood table - with some engineering going on behind the scenes in an effort to top Yaesu.
Probably not, I think the analog front end option is no better than the K3S so you are right. From what I saw, I did like the display, but even that has yet to be proven from a reliability standpoint. I really am looking forward to seeing some reviews of the K4 on Eham, Sherwoods page, and QST. It will be interesting to see where it stacks up against the competition in price, and performance.
I'm building a ham radio death star.
When I finally pull the trigger, the Funeral Committee will be ANHILLIATED, DECIMATED and OBLITERATED.
Doesn't mean it's not going to be a great radio, but without the analog front end it will be a lagging a little. YMMV
I'm not so sure about that. The Kenwood TS-890 seems to be a great rig.
As long as we've waited it should be the Superstar radio, however other manufacturers have already released Great Radios that have been proven.
Like the newer 101, Icom7610 and Flex and don't overlook some of these new foreign SDRs.
It is now a very competitive market featuring many great HF radios.
This is very positive to the amateur community.
It's a great time to be in amateur radio.
My Heathkit Twoer can receive the entire band at once with a single dial setting.
Can your rig do that?