ICQPodcast Episode 239 - Yaesu FT-450D Review Released

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Jun 13, 2017.

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  1. M1MRB

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    In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Chris Howard M0TCH and Martin Rothwell M0SGL to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Yaesu FT-450D review.

    We would like to thank Grant Porter, KG4SDR, John Boyer KF5FEI, Peter Caffrey, Chris Hayes 2E0XCH, Anonymous from UK and John Baggott K2BAG and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

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  2. KA1BSZ

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    eham reviews are shorter and to the point. the pod casts reviews are way too long,longer than our church services.
     
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  3. K1FBI

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    Finally, I've been praying for a review on a 6 year old radio.:rolleyes:
     
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  4. W8RW

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    it just depends on how long of a nap you want to take
     
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  5. N8BEG

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    Yeah, way too long...I appreciate the sympathy for the Brits but you lost me way before you ever got past that....
     
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  6. WM5TS

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    One point that could be made is how is the product holding up as far as technology and if the radio reviewed has seen a few years how is it holding up. I'll check out the review if I get a chance.
     
  7. W1YW

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    Great radio with a fatal flaw--you CANNOT read the display in daylight, even shaded.
     
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  8. K1FBI

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    Can't wait for the TS-820 long term review next podcast.:eek:
     
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  9. G3SEA

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    Whoa ! Had to scroll to the 53 min point before they discussed the 450 :O
    There are already many reviews on youtube.
    G3SEA/KH6
     
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  10. KD2NOM

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    Having just purchased a used FT-450D I looked forward to (and enjoyed) the review. Cheers
     
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