Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KM4DYX, Aug 31, 2019.
How is the Elecraft Kool-Aid any different from the Icom Kool-Aid?
Elecraft Kool-Aid costs twice as much...
The Icom IC-7851 is $12,500? That's some pretty expensive Kool-Aid right there...
Yeah, but at $12.5K it does practically everything. (As Oscar Wilde once said, "I have the simplest of tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best.")
I'm curious what would've been the design considerations in not including an internal, HF/VHF/UHF antenna tuner; I'm sure somebody on Icom's marketing team suggested including one to make the rig more attractive to potential buyers.
You beat me to it.
It's curious that I never seem to hear anyone say that a new rig will be an "Icom killer", or Yaesu or Kenwood.
Just means that nobody else is making radios good enough, or in quantities large enough, to take them on. Simple!
...and it's four times as good
Looks good but it lacks a decent tuner. Even the 7300 lacks a decent tuner. I am waiting for the KX4. ;-)
73, JP, K8AG
No it it isn't. It's a bargain value compared to a Hilberling. "It's all relative". Stop worrying about what others pay for radios they want.
I have a Icom HFIC-F8101 with Automatic Link Establishment, that I've been using for amateur radio service most of the times I think it's IP68