Seeking new rig

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6JMR, Sep 4, 2017.

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  1. KM6JMR

    KM6JMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am 74 years old and have been a ham for over 40 years but inactive for the last 10 or so years. I live in an HOA with restrictions and have antennas in the attic. I am seeking advice for a new rig since many of you have more recent experience with the newer technology such as DSP. Here is the criteria that I have put together:

    Relative small, not monster rig
    Knobs, some menus but not all menu driven, no SDR
    Good sensitivity, rejection and selectivity
    160 thru 6 meters
    100 watts
    I operate quite a bit of digital - FT8, JT65 etc
    Good cw performance with appropriate filter selection
    $1200 tops, does not have to be brand new.

    Any honest recommendations will be greatly appeciated.

    Jaz, KM6JMR
    If possible send recommendations to as I do not live here Hi Hi
  2. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some ideas sent to your email. 73!
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  3. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Check email
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  4. N6QIC

    N6QIC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    On the Catalina Island repeater 147.090 No PL they have a swap net every Monday night at about 7:30pm. You can place a wanted add on the swap net, or you can also email your request and they will read it on the net for you.

  5. AF7ON

    AF7ON Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Kenwood TS 590 S or SG would suit your needs very well and a fairly new gently used one would be well below your budget. I use CW and digital modes and have found Kenwood's direct rig control via USB to be simple and effective.

  6. KY5U

    KY5U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Good luck Jaz and a warm welcome back,
  7. AB2YC

    AB2YC Ham Member QRZ Page

    From your other thread I thought you had an IC-7200.

    I would think that's a good rig with the built in sound card etc.
  8. W2JKT

    W2JKT Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Consider Kenwood TS480. relatively inexpensive, excellent CW features, great for digimodes too.
  10. W1PPP

    W1PPP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I loved, loved LOVED the TS-480 for an HF rig, but you would most likely enjoy the TS-590SG much more.

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