NH6RF's shack

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My reviews 3

Old but useful

Kenwood TS-130S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Bought on the auction market as a backup rig. I like the receive quality. Rig drifts for about the first 30 mins after turning it on. This is a known problem and a fix is available for the tech savy. Keeping in a box for emergency use only as my Yaesu FT-840 and ICOM IC-735 out perform this rig substantially.

Written by NH6RF on Jul 12, 2013

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Aquired
Okay condition in 2011
USD 290.00

Favorite back-up rig

ICOM IC-735, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Had this rig for about 2 years as of Jul 2013. Good quality transmit and receive. Has some useful features but not many bells and whistles like rigs of today. I prefer the simpler rigs and this rig fits that bill. My primary rig is a Yaesu FT-840. Although very similar to the IC-735 in features, the FT-840 has a slightly better receive quality. The memory battery in the IC-735 is challenging to change.

Written by NH6RF on Jul 12, 2013

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Aquired
Good condition in 2011
USD 300.00

Can't go wrong with this rig

Yaesu FT-840, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I've had mine since Dec 2011. I use it daily. Simple but affective. Solidly built for both mobile and base station use. The receive audio is excellent. Good reports on my transmit audio using a MC-50 microphone. I have an external DSP (Timewave DSP-9+) for use during contests. Very good rig for about $400.00 used.

Written by NH6RF on Jul 12, 2013

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2011
USD 280.00
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