New rig from LZ2JR:

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  1. N2EY

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    Thank you Petr - answers a lot of questions.
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  2. OK1RP

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    My experiences with VBF on new RGO ONE on CW

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  3. WL7PM

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    Nice looking radio there.
    Particular feature I noted: front panel POWER OUTput control, very nice control to have, and conspicuously absent from a lot of modern radios in that price range.
    Will they offer a 100 watt version soon ?
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  4. OK1RP

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  5. OK1RP

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    Hi all,

    as you know the optional module of ATU is under finishing and the f/w code under tweaking for the RGO ONE.
    One of the hardest point of the ATU performance - the very low impedance matching has been successfully tested on the beta test piece of RGO.

    Look over here:

    The antenna in use was an 80m band dipole. Tested band was 160m.
    The ATU f/w code is still under tweaking and hardware is in beta testing to be sure that all will perform excellently in RGO ONE finally.

    73 - Petr, OK1RP
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  7. K7JOE

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    The price of 799 euros seems to put it within $100 of the IC-7300 and the Icom is light years ahead of this backyard assembled radio. I don't see it gaining any traction in the market. With the Yaesu FT-891 available for $550 with very nice DSP filtering, compact size, 100W, and 6 meters... this becomes a real tough sell for anyone that has to pay real money for it.....

    also for backyard assembled radios with minimal manufacturing/warranty support, it will be very hard sell at that price .... By comparison one can pay have and get the $450 Xiegu G90 now shipping for half the price a- 20W pep, internal antenna tuner, SDR based, firmware upgradeable....

    This seems to remind me of the TenTec Argosy series with the 50W output. Those go for around $200 these days.

    I don't see the value proposition on this one.
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  8. OK1RP

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    Hi all,
    Many thanks for your interest in the RGO ONE.
    In fact the most important is to understand the differences in performance during the radios comparison.

    For example:
    The FT-891 has BDR for closed sigs (2kHz) at 70dB, IC-7300 is at around 81-84dB (no IP+) while RGO is measured close to 100dB (99dB/96dB for preamp off/on) for 2kHz spaced sigs.
    The FT-891 current consumption in RX is 2A, IC-7300 is over 1A while RGO has it 0.6A in RX mode only.

    The RGO ONE is using 8+4 poles xtals filters in cascade with BW as low as 200Hz on IF stage...
    Extremely low noise floor, high blocking dynamic range, smooth and quiet QSK (do you know some click less full QSK radio from big three or from China?) , top-notch ergonomics, heavy-duty cycle operation, clean audio makes the RGO ONE non-comparable with radios like 891, 7300, Xiegu and ranks it in a higher category.

    Modular concept allows users to installing just needed options, it is fully upgradeable in hardware as same as firmware easily of course.

    I can confirm that manufacturing/warranty support as same as communication with Boris, LZ2JR is outstanding. (compare it to big three or Chinese stuffs. Did you ever heard feedback from developers or CEO from Yeasu, Kenwood, Icom or Xiegu etc.? ...)

    If you do not need the high performance receiver and you prefer the multicolor display, digital features and you accept the high consumption as you will never use it outside then go to 891/7300 etc. If you are focusing for high performance receiver to survive on crowded band with low noise floor and clean audio, low consumption in compact package (2.6kg) then RGO ONE is right one for you.
    In the end you will realize that you paid much less than class higher radios.

    Best regards,
    73 - Petr, OK1RP
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  9. OK1RP

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    If you will listen to the video carefully then you can realize how quiet and noise-less the receiver in RGO is... I like it.
    73 - Petr, OK1RP
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  10. K2XT

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    Bulgaria, Lima Zulu land - home of Acom amps and now this high performance transceiver. Also great contest stations LZ5R and LZ9W. And some very, very nice hams who I met on one of my visits to Plovdiv in 2007. Impressive ops.
    For some unexplained reason, in a contest if I call a LZ or a 9A1 station they get me on the first call, every single time.
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