13 Dec 2016

IC7300, FT991A or KX2?

I am thinking of getting a new radio. The choices are the above. The KX3 is just too expensive in the UK. Any views?

5W would be enough for me, but sadly the ICOM and Yaesu transceivers are not available in QRP versions in Europe. At the moment I favour the FT991A, if the price is right. It would rarely be used at 100W but having 430MHz could be useful.

2 comments:

Frank Waarsenburg said...

Roger, it depends on what you use the most. I fancy HF QRP CW operation most, so my choice would be the KX2, especially because it's a SDR. If you've ever played with a SDR radio, you never go back to analog again (well, maybe except for my K1, which is still my favorite CW rig: MUCH better than my FT857 if it comes to audio). I can use my $35 Baofeng handheld for VHF/UHF if I want to. But if you regularly use VHF and UHF, then the FT991 might be your best choice, because it's all built-in. Looks like I'm still not much of a help, but again, it all depends on what you use most...

krbltik said...

What about FT-891. It's a compact HF/50Mhz radio with 3khz roofing filter http://www.hamradio.co.uk/amateur-radio-mobile-radio-yaesu-mobile-radio/yaesu/yaesu-ft-891-pd-6839.php