I'm going to purchase either the Ft100D series for the IC706.
Please give me the low down on these 2 rigs. I'm leaning toward the Ft100 cuz of the DSP. But the IC706 looks tougher.
Hows the speaker quality FT V IC?
Can the IC or the Ft be modified for out of band xmit?
I have had my FT100(not the D) for 5 weeks now and have not stoppedhaving fun yet! It cost here 750UKP - about 1040USD at 1.4USD/1UKP
and that was very cheap! The remote kit costs another 55UKP and I have notyet decided if it is worth the price.
Thanks to the e-group some small problems that I have experienced have now been solved but there is still one that I could do with some
help with -please!!
The low audio output has been cured by adjusting the IF gain in the engineering functions. The inability to resolve AM has been cured by turning off the 6kHz filter - I still need to find out if this is a fault or not. However, on 6m FM I have had reports that I TX up to 5kHz LF of the set frequency. I have found that this is related to supply voltage when the engine is off. I am going to run some tests to find at what voltage the rig starts to drift. Has anyone had any experience of this problem? Does anyone know what minimum voltage the rig should operate at (I know what the manual says). Does anyone know if there are any fixes to make the rig more stable at low battery voltages? The feed IS directly from the battery.
One more question, does anyone run the FT100 with an SGC Smarttuner? If so, what type of antenna are you using? Although I am not allowed on HF at present - it is not long to go until access to HF will be code-free:-)
I have found that at 13 volts the rig will start to loose receive and will TX low power dispite the meter showing full output. Below 13 volts it does more funny things and the ATAS 100 will not funtion. If you under voltage the rig or the ATAS 100 you run the risk of killing IC's in either the rig or the ATAS. This is just my experience with undervoltage.
73 de KG4FET Proud FT 100 owner operator
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