Blue Flower

The rig i got in December 2015 for our DARC chapter is a Yaesu FT-DX3000. I got it for a very good price, unused and unboxed. I hope to get some of my buddies activated with a nice TRX where they could play with it a bit. This transceiver is a mid-class high end TRX, let nearly no wishes open. Two receivers, a realtime scope, a build-in decoder for CW, RTTY, PSK, built-in filters and good other RX helpers... i would only miss the possibility to hear both RX at the same time as i could on my FT2000, and a voice keyer. But the module is cheap, i will buy it in the next year. Here are some pictures, i could recommend this rig. It's not the contest machine like my FT2K, but it's close to it and has a lot of potential. Maybe i would buy the same in the future :-)

...and some Pictures from the nice display - S-Meter as bargraph with scope, scope with waterfall and S-Meter analog with scope / waterfall / audio spectrum

 

 

Here is my actual Rig - a Yaesu FT 2000 (100W Version). My first TRX with two receivers, and it's a big big feature for pileup's. You couldn't imagine how much time this extra RX will safe you. You could hear the DX station you are calling for and also the pileup and you could easily search for the stations the DX calls and call at the same frequency. I tested it at the first day i had the Yaesu, it took me one call for S9TF and 3min for FT5ZM on 12m. It makes fun. It is also the biggest rig i ever had (and it weights 17.5kg) so it's a 100% station transceiver and nothing to take with into holiday. I also love watching a analog S-Meter.

 

 

This was my Kenwood TS590. It's a small & lightweight and very easy to use TRX. I loved it, expecially the good RX. I only missed a second RX for the pileups.

TS590


Before that i had a Icom 7400 TRX. But i could't find a single picture of it. It covered 160 to 2 meters. The 2 meter part also put out 100 Watts, so it was a really good "Single TRX" for my small shack. But after 2 years i wanted a better RX on HF and decided to buy the TS590.

 

My first TRX was a Yaesu FT 990. An older one, but also very good one. I loved playing around with it. It also survived a big thunderstorm in 2011 when my shack (in the basement) was flooded. I still miss the analog S-Meter...