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HR2.0: Yaesu Lunchtime Livestream with John Kruk

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Jul 5, 2021.

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  1. KC5HWB

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    Today I welcome John Kruk from Yaesu onto the Livestream to talk about the new FTdx-10 and new things upcoming at Yaesu.

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  2. VE3EEI

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    Loved John when he was with the Phillies...
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  3. KQ1V

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    I hope John Kruk reads these comments, as I have one comment.

    I had a FT-891 in my 2018 Ford Explorer with the ATAS-102A... worked awesome! Quality DIY install, but the microphone was the cheapest piece of junk. I felt like I could crush it with the same amount of force as a peanut.

    Wish the "Big Three" would work on designing a microphone as a good as a Motorola or Kenwood commercial microphone.

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  4. W4HWD

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    Elecraft shipped a POS hand mic with my KX2 (stripped screws from new so I taped it to hold it shut), so it ain't just Yaesu.

    In fact the Elecraft hand mic looks exactly like the mic I got when I bought my Icom 28A some 32 years ago, the name was of course different, and no UP/DN buttons, so there you go.
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  5. W5CJA

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    Cheap handmikes are just an up-sell mechanism for more expensive desktop microphones.
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  6. N8LEK

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    Interesting point about the Elecraft hand mic. I have an Icom IC-2000 from the 90s with the same mic. And I cannot believe Elecraft charges $69.95 for it.
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  7. KD5BVX

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    I’m not sure which big three you’re talking about but the Kenwood mics on the amateur equipment are already beefy. The new MC-62 for the amateur side is just as nice or nicer than the previous, modeled after the commercial side.

    Icom and for sure Yaesu could take some hints, though the new Yaesu SSM-85 is a step in the right direction for them.
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  8. K4DVW

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    The SSM-75 with FDTX10 seems very sturdy, and audio quality reports have been excellent.
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  9. KQ1V

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    I am talking about, KENWOOD, ICOM and YEASU. In ham parlance, often referred to as the The Big Three. I've seen a huge difference in quality and performance between hammy-ham gear microphones and commercial microphones.
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  10. KD5BVX

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    Yeah, I'm not disagreeing with you overall but I do think Kenwood's are pretty good. Solid, at least on their 2m/70cm radios. Yaesu has always seemed cheap and flimsy. Icom, eh kind of middle of the road. Commercial is always going to be beefier but I agree they could up their game a little on the hand mics overall and not hurt my feelings.
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