29 Jan 2016

New radio?

For a while I have been considering investing in a new radio, possibly the Yaesu FT991 or the ICOM IC7300. As my voice is still poor, my inclination is to wait. Radios, once bought, are usually kept for many years. I consider them investments rather than "whim" purchases. My preference is another QRP radio as I prefer lower power. The low power (S version) of the IC7300 would be ideal but this is only available in Japan. This is a real shame.


PE4BAS, Bas said...

Would it not be posssible to buy a "S" version from a Japanese eBay seller? Or internet shop?
Still saving for the new 7300 here. Not enough yet. But though I don't want to be first to buy one. Let others play with and see how it is performing. 73, Bas

Roger G3XBM said...

I think the S version will have Japanese legends, no guarantee and no CE approval. I'd rather buy an IC7300 (later, without bugs!) and turn the power right down, but I can wait a long time Bas.