Probably been asked 100 times. FTdx3000 vs. IC-7300?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VE3GZB, Nov 30, 2019.

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  1. VE3GZB

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    Which would you choose and why?
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    My preference is the Heathkit SB-7300.... amazing radio!

    Dave
    W7UUU

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  3. WJ4U

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    ha-ha, TS590-S, just because
     
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  4. VE3GZB

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    Ok, a few more details. I have an IC-7300 and primarily use it on HF digital modes.

    It’s nice and compact. During FT8 use with the AGC off, the front end can be easily overloaded if a local ham station starts transmitting.

    I saw a recent opportunity of a new FTdx3000 on sale.

    Would the Yaesu perform on HF digital modes any better than the Icom?

    73s.
     
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Yes and Yes.

    I have an IC-7300 and love it for the most part. But it does indeed suffer from overload with powerful adjacent signals. So that's why I kept my Yaesu FT-950. It handles overload much better - I also prefer the super-narrow digital filters of the Yaesu for certain CW contacts. I use the 950 for FT-8 most of the time - but being on a patch bay with my other rigs, it's very easy to switch in and out as needed.

    The 7300 is a GREAT radio but at the end of the day, it's a "bells and whistles-laden entry level radio" - but it's a LOT of fun to use :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. W5TTW

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    It doesn't matter. They're all the same.
     
  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    No, actually. They are not. At least in my case, the 950 has significant performance advantages over the 7300 and they are obvious! But the 7300 is much more fun :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  8. W5TTW

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    I disagree.
     
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    So please expound on that - I always like to hear differing opinions.

    I figure that since I have BOTH a Yaesu FT-950 (no, not a 3000 but somewhat close) and an IC-7300, that I have a pretty good handle on what each does well and what each does not-so-well.

    Please - share your thoughts. I mean it seriously and I'm NOT trying to "argue" - I just want to have you share your opinions as to why

    I'm assuming you own both as well?

    :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
  10. W5TTW

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    Connect to a computer, use HRD and they're all the same to me.
     

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