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PostSubject: bought myself a..............   bought myself a.............. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 11:09 am

hi all,

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.

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PostSubject: Re: bought myself a..............   bought myself a.............. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 11:44 am

Nice share Peter.

If you're happy with the swap, then all is good! Smile

Personally I'd have been gutted with losing VHF/UHF, (only applicable if you can use it), but the Kenwood does look nicer to 'drive' than the Yaesu.


All the best,
Victor
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Well Peter that’s what I would call a result Very Happy looks in nice condition too



Happy days 


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PostSubject: Re: bought myself a..............   bought myself a.............. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 12:15 pm

Hi Victor,

the loss of vhf/uhf isnt a problem. the bands on here are not used a lot. have an antenna for it, so if i going to miss it, i wil buy myself something for it. 

@Graig; love this rig man, looks nice, sounds nice and have some more power in it Wink
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Very nice, Peter.👍😎
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I am well pleased with mine i hope you have many a good contact with it!
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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!

73's and hope to catch you on the airwaves.

Alan

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