As I wrote before I am thinking of buying a new transceiver for contesting. My FT990 / TS50S combination is getting really old now 🙂
I mostly operate contests in digital modes and sometimes in SSB and always in the low power category. My preferred mode is SO2R.
Now where to start?
Below is a shortlist of the HF-transceivers available in Europe for the moment. Prices are approximative and I left out everything below €1000 (for €1000 or less I’d be better off with a secondhand FT1000MP or similar).
Time to narrow down the list!
FT-950 €1400no second receiver
- FT-2000 €2500
- FT-DX5000MP €5700
FT-DX9000 €10000way above my budget
IC-7410 €1900no second receiver IC-9100 €3300no second receiver (HF bands)
- IC-7600 €3600
- IC-7700 €6000
IC-7800 €9500way above my budget
TS-590S €1700no second receiver TS-2000E €1800looks to much like a stereo
- K3 €5300
Jupiter €1800no second receiver Eagle €2000no second receiver Omni VII €2800no second receiver
- Orion II €4300
Only 6 left for now!