FT5000MP on 6m?

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Steve, GW0GEI

Sat Mar 12 2011, 07:28PM
Quite a few of the new FT5000 were sold just before the vat increase in January - so anyone had a chance to try one out on 6m yet? Reviews for hf and lf have all been very good so far but I have yet to see a review re 6m performance - anyone seen one and can provide a link to it?

looking forward to the sp es season this year


Steve GW0GEI
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Johan, ON4IQ
Mon Mar 14 2011, 03:11PM
Johan, ON4IQ
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i'm comparing the ft5000 with ic7800
positive on FT5000
better filtering in CW (roofing filters 300-600hz are amazing).
better tailored ssb response, lots of things to adjust
cheaper than the ic7800
class A final stage available

negative on ft5000
ergonomics (clarifier, vfo b knobs)
fine tuning
no spdif output for audio
missing A B acc connections
no bandscope
less sensitive than the ic7800
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Steve, GW0GEI
Sun Jun 23 2013, 08:54PM
Steve, GW0GEI
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Joined: Wed Aug 06 2008, 09:29PM

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Thanks Johan

Anyone else using an ft5000 as main radio on 6m by now? If so, how do you find it compared to other radios you have used on 6m?


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