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What kind of rigs you are using and Why?

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  1. JR1AQN

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    Please let me know 4 questions as follows;

    Q1. Please let me know your rig line-up. (Like TS-590, FT101…etc.)
    Q2. Why did you chose the rigs? (reliability, design, favorite makers..etc.)
    Q3. What is your favorite mode and band?
    Q4. Which rig will you consider to buy in the near future?
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    My main rig is a Ten Tec Jupiter. I have always loved Ten Tec radios. My favorite band is 40 CW. And my next rig will be totally homebrew. (I also have a shack full of boat anchors
     
  3. W7UUU

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    I cover a very wide spectrum from "Pixie" and "Frog Sounds" tiny QRP CW transceivers to an IC-7300

    But in "normal rotation" on my patch bay system I have (in no particular order)

    1. IC-7300 used mostly for FSK and working split for DX
    2. FT-950 used mostly for 60m and FT8 on all the bands
    3. Kenwood TS-820s
    4. Ten Tec Omni VI
    5. IC-756ProII
    6. IC-946Pro used for 2m CW and SSB during contests
    7. Ten Tec Century 21 for 20-watts of CW fun
    8. Drake TR-7A
    9. Heathkit SB-301/401 used only CW
    10. Heathkit SB-101 only used for SSB
    11. Heathkit DX-60b/HR-10b/HG-10b used mostly on SKN and Novice Rig Roundup

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. JR1AQN

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    Great! I would like to show your rigs photos in CQ Ham Radio Magazine in Japan. Can send nice photos about your shack, if it is OK?
     
  5. JR1AQN

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    Great!
    I would like to show your shack photos in CQ Ham radio magazine in Japan. Can you send nice shack photos?
    Masa
     
  6. W7UUU

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    Haha! Sure - I can send you some photos of my current shack - will get to this later today. I am honored.

    とても親切です。 どうも有り難う、わが友よ。

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  7. WN1MB

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    1) Four fully operational Heathkit HW-8 transceivers; and one homebrew, crystal controlled TX w/ tuneable RX.
    2) Like simplicity of Heathkit QRP rigs, ease of repair, inexpensive.
    3) CW on 40 meters.
    4) None. My station meets and exceeds my needs.
     
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  8. WR1O

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    Go back and fourth between the TS590 and the IC7300, once in a while I'll throw in the TS2000. Why? Because I like them.
     
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  9. KI4POT

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    Q1. Please let me know your rig line-up. (Like TS-590, FT101…etc.)
    Assuming we're leaving out HTs...My only radio is a Yaesu FT-817nd.

    Q2. Why did you chose the rigs? (reliability, design, favorite makers..etc.)
    At the time it was the only commercially available portable QRP radio that used internal batteries. I operate strictly portable and it has been a durable and capable device.

    Q3. What is your favorite mode and band?
    Probably 20m SSB, but I'm getting fond of 17m SSB

    Q4. Which rig will you consider to buy in the near future?
    I've been kind of eyeing the Xiegu G90 and X5105. I have no immediate plans though.

    Chris
     
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  10. JR1AQN

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    Thank you!
    How about TS2000?

    Masa
    JR1AQN
     

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