HR2.0 - Best HF Ham Radio Under $1000 - 6 Best HF Transceivers 2020

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Oct 29, 2020.

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  1. WD4IGX

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    You are replying about the new FTdx-10 but SAY FTDX101. Which are you referring to?

    The 101 has some impressive scores in Sherwood's tests. I regularly enter the drawing on Gigaparts but given the cost of one I'd probably sell it (new in box, unopened) if I did win it, because I'd rather have that much money than a new radio. :)

    If I WERE going to pay $4k or near-abouts for a new radio I've no question what it would be - Kenwood TS-890s. A friend just bought one and loves it. So yes I LIKE superhets/"old tech."
  2. WD4IGX

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    That "temp discount" has been running literally as long as I remember. They just renew it when it expires.
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  3. KD5BVX

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    Plus to cover the taxes you'd have to pay on the item won...
  4. KQ1V

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    I owned and operated the Yeasu FT-891 in my 2017 Ford Explorer using the ATAS-120A; installed in 2018, and it really worked like a charm. Worked All States in a month, even in these rotten band conditions. Had a lot of fun, but I found I used the 6 meter side more on the daily commute. For short money, the radio, ATAS-120A, ferrites, and Diamond antenna it was under $1100.00USD. Cannot go wrong. Menus were easier than using an ICOM IC-706MKIIG. Highest recommendation.
  5. WD4IGX

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    I'm pretty sure if you sell it promptly without using it you can pay taxes only on what you get for it, not the cash value, but I am neither an accountant nor a tax lawyer. I could pay the tax if I wanted to keep it, but I don't really. Almost certainly a very nice rig and I have a history of liking Yaesus but they are also known now for the menu system and, as I mentioned, if I were to buy a rig in that price range right now, it would be a TS-890s.
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  6. AJ4LN

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    The Kenwood TS-590SG is under $1300 at HRO, maybe consider adding it. And way cheaper used. I almost always buy used, unless it's a Baofeng, which is super cheap already. I've bought a dozen or more used radios including my Kenwood TS-590S, my TS-570DG, and my Icom IC-706MKIIG.
  7. KG7HVR

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    Both, both dont take advantage of sdr tech , non direct conversion. Yaesu is marketing a legacy radio as sdr or sdr hybrid. Its old tech. no matter what Sherwood reviews say, its not better than a 7300 or 7610 because its not direct conversion and doesn't have the same capabilities. If I had the money and didn't mind(and i do) a pc in the shack to run things I would get a flex or Apache labs sdr. I used the ftdx101 along side the 480, 7100, 7300, 7610, 891, 991, 3000 and felt every radio performed better on rx except the 7100 and ts480. Reality is a new 101 doesnt sound different than a 891 , 991, 1200, or a 3000 so why pay 4k for a radio that doesn't sound better on TX than a entry level rig haha. personally i like the old ft1000d or ft1000mp.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2020
  8. KK9W

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    You would get a tax form from them with the full retail sales amount. In this case the amount is claimed as income obtained as an individual operating as a business. The tax amount is higher than regular income tax being from a "business." I know this because I had to claim prizes on my taxes this past year.
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  9. KD5BVX

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    I thought it was something like this. Thanks.
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  10. PU2OZT

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    Pay and sell cash paper $, problem solved. Just because you can, do that, always! not an importation operation from a sicko's third world country with 60% import duties.

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