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. KC5HWB

    KC5HWB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is a YouTube trend, which has proven to get peoples' attention and get more chance of them to click on your video. I traded some emails with the owner/admins of this site, and they said the same thing applies with QRZ, and wanted me to post this video, and several others that I do. Also be aware that the admins are the ones who choose what goes on the front page - the posters have no control over that at all.
  2. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I most certainly don't "reply to them all".

    I do reply to some when the feeling moves me - sometimes positively; sometimes otherwise.
  3. WD4IGX

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The business thing makes no sense. Why?
  4. WD4IGX

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    Is this satire or a deliberate troll post?

    I could buy one if I wanted one. I don't.

    Note - I'm not saying it isn't a good radio. But I AM saying a) those claims are absurd, and b) no matter how good it may be, not everyone wants one nor does it fit everyone's needs.
  5. M0TTQ

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    I doubt it will be $2000. The IC7300 retails around £1200, including VAT (sales tax) at 20%. UK prices in the long term generally work out at "US list price" or more recently "US list price + VAT" regardless of quite wide exchange rate fluctuations and so I would expect the FTDX10 to price at about $12-1300.

    The market for new radios looks a complete mess to me. I am very happy with my 891 for portable and I could hook it up to a computer to make it easier to drive at home (but when I do come to set up a shack again after we move I will certainly not be doing it - I want "proper controls").
  6. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because it's income you earned, not as a W-2 employee of another business, so you earned income acting as a business is the best I can explain it. I'm not a tax professional but it was the situation I was in this last tax year so I had to look into it.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2020
  7. AH7I

    AH7I Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's useful to qualify "tuner". The 3:1 tuner is OK for band excursions with an efficient, resonant, antenna. A 10:1 or better range matching allows for most HF bands with a simple, balanced feed, antenna. Such as a doublet or loop.

    Considering the hassle many face in getting a multiband antenna set up, the system deserves consideration prior to selecting components.

    What system? Listening at a friends place or with websdr for a few weeks to see what bands are most interesting might be a good idea prior to a first HF commitment.

    73, -Bob ah7i
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  8. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not disagreeing; however there's quite a lot of information in this thread that should be considered by a new ham but won't fit into my little cheatsheet table.
  9. 4X1XS

    4X1XS Ham Member QRZ Page

    The IC-7100 has a direct connection with a USB cable to a computer for digital modes.
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  10. N2RIC

    N2RIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Interesting. This sounds like an arbitrage opportunity.

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