No IMD on CW, that's sure true.
Originally Posted by WA7PRC
I've had a TS-850SAT since new in 1990 and I think it's a very good rig in almost all ways but I never use it at "full power," since I can't think of any reason to do that. My amps only require either 10W drive (4-1000A homebrew, grid driven) or 60W drive (AL-80B), so that helps keep it cleaner.
But my "neighbors" (I do have about a dozen who live within a few miles and are very active on HF) do notice when I go from the 850S to my TR-7 (for example) and do proclaim, "Wow, I can get within 3 kHz of you now!" (which they cannot with the 850S).
I think if you have no close neighbors on HF, 99% of the time having somewhat higher than desired IMD wouldn't really matter. Unfortunately, I do have close neighbors on HF, and none of them are using junk...they're using good stuff, we just happen to be close and LOS to each other so we all notice any time anyone changes anything.
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