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Well I see we have a "new" forum. In the meantime while the upgrade was coming... I got my upgrade rig. I decided on the Yaesu FTDX-3000D. Very nice rig so far, and I really like the receiver. The DSP is not annoying like a lot of rigs I have listened to. Yes, you still get some of that phasing sound, but it's really not bad. You can make signals "pop" out of the noise with all the features it has. I haven't gotten the transmit audio worked out yet, as I have the W2IHY 8 band eq and Eq Plus outboard audio equipment. Doing some preliminary settings via the monitor through headphones, but I know that's not really accurate. I'm going to have to do some on-air checks to get it just right. Internal tuner is kind of weird, but it is tuning my delta loop on 40 through 6, and actually tunes my end fed random wire on 80 and up. So far, I'm very happy with it!
The new WorldwideDX Radio Forum has launched, and we're giving away an MFJ Antenna!
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Here is a picture of the MFJ-1790 Antenna that we're giving away in conjunction with the new site:
I've been so impressed with Icom's recent ID-31 and ID-51 handheld radios, that when news came out that they were releasing a new mobile VHF/UHF/D-Star radio with built-in GPS, I was immediately interested. Early reports indicated that the new ID-5100 would incorporate most of the same user interface concepts, including the SD card slot which made the decision to purchase even more compelling. I freed up some cash by selling a few items from the shack and when the radio finally showed in stock at my favorite retailer, I made the $750 purchase.
Upon receiving the package, i immediately tore into it like a kid during Christmas, took everything out of the package and laid it out for the obligatory de-boxing photo:
One thing you immediately notice about this package is that it is missing some typical inclusions: the mobile mounting bracket for the body is not included and neither is a way to mount the control head. Other than the main radio body, control head, and mic, the...