11 Dec 2013
When it comes to new 100W HF rigs the new IC7100 looks to be relatively good value at just under £1300 in the UK. This includes 4m and 70 cm coverage and DSTAR. I am a little skeptical about the clarity of the LCD touchscreen display. Other good rigs don't cover 4m or bands above 6m.I am still tempted when I get " released" from my hospital prison. My heart is still in QRP but the Elecraft KX3 is a similar price with just 8-10W,fewer bands and arguably less well suited to base station digital use. We'll have to see when I get out of my hospital "prison". I may just buy a second FT817 and another auto ATU.