Thursday, 23 February 2012
New Gear - Part 2
Every contact I have made in the past week has commented on how good the audio is, and I haven't even changed any settings yet.....it's still on the factory set-up.
The audio seems to punch through and I'm making contacts on the first or second call constantly.....never did that with the Kenwood TS-570D, and certainly never with the FT-857D.
I've spent quite a bit of time tuning around and listening to QSO's. While I'm listening I'm playing with the extensive filtering system, and I'm very impressed with the systems. It seems I can take almost any QRM out and get a workable signal. The ATU works as advertised and I've had no SWR problems with my 40m OCFD.
The race is on to be 90% familiar with the rig in time for me to take part in the two big contests in March, those will be the tests.