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Subject: bought myself a.............. Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:09 am
i was dx-ing with a FT-817 for a while, but last week i came to an advert on the dutch marketplace where "some guy" wants to swap his transceiver for something else, so i did sent him a message with some photos of the 817. he took the bait, we talked a bit and came to a deal, without opening my wallet. we swapped thursday, and now its here standing in my little shack. and now i`m the proud owner of a Kenwood TS-570D, as new! hope to chitchat you all soon on this radio.
Call Sign : 108CT233 Posts : 201 Times Thanked : 14 Join date : 2019-12-01 QTH or Location : Central Scotland Equipment Used : CRT SS9900 Beofeng UV5R Yaesu FTDX1200 CRT Micron CRT FP00 Sattelite 2000 antenna ZS6BKW X30 co-linear
Subject: Re: bought myself a.............. Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:13 pm
That looks like a cracking set and with conditions the way there are just now you will be pleased to have a little more power on hand I also found when I got a larger HF set the receive outperformed that of the smaller mobile model.
For all, you have lost VHF/UHF is it anything like where I am these frequencies are very quiet indeed and one of the small FM dual-band radios is more than adequate to get involved in any activity that is happening there I am yet to hear somebody locally use SSB on 2m I have heard some of the SOTA guys mention putting a call out for the few who do but I am just glad I haven't invested too heavily as my little handies and CRT Micron has me well covered.
I really noticed the difference going from an SS9900 (which I still use) on 11m for DX to the HF set, I am sure you will gain many hours of please from this, I know I certainly have!