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.

    Regards,
    -Bruce
     
  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

    W2NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    KWM2A

    .........KWM2A
     
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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

    KD8MBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    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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