what is the best HF rig ever made??

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  1. M3WFO

    M3WFO Ham Member QRZ Page

    what is the best HF rig ever made?? :D
  2. KU4X

    KU4X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The Obvious Answer...

    The one you have fun making contacts with.

  3. N8YX

    N8YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Go to Sherwood Engineering's site, look up the receiver test data and see. ;)
  4. KA9VQF

    KA9VQF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Exactly,… tho I tend to lean heavily toward the Kenwood line of hybrids.
  5. N3XP

    N3XP Ham Member QRZ Page

    The first working Marconi homebrew.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  6. AB9LZ

    AB9LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    the one I just finish making. Sure... it drifts a tad, and maybe has a hint of chirp, but it's still the best.

    73 m/4
  7. W2NSF

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  8. K7DMB

    K7DMB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Anything made by Collins
  9. WS2L

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    I am very partial to Kenwood as except for my first rig I have owned only Kenwoods for the past 30 years. I sold my TS-2000 about 6 months ago which I was planning on doing so for now I am running a TS-530S. Right now I am saving up for a TS-480 which will fit into my small shack very well.

    So my opinion would be for the Kenwood TS-2000 which covers 160 meters through 70cm (222 MHz excluded) or the TS-2000X which comes with the above plus 1.2 GHz. The rig puts out 100 watts from 160 - 2 meters and 50 watts on 70cm. So that radio is sort of an "All in one" radio since it covers 2 meters and 440 FM and it also has a Packet TNC built into the sub band.
  10. KD8MBI

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    IMHO, considering price, performance and ease of maintenance I think that the Heathkit HW-101 could be considered the best all round transceiver.
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