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Old April 16th 05, 03:08 AM
Bo Williams
 
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Default IC-R75, VR-5000, ? $700 max

I'm in the market for a tabletop receiver of fairly high quality, but it
seems to me that all of the best functionality is in new handhelds.
I've looked in some detail at both the Icom IC-R75 and the Yaesu
VR-5000, and the substantial idiosyncrasies of each have me leaning
heavily toward an IC-R20, which seems to have everything I want except
the "correct" form factor.

Anything else I ought to look at before I just go get an IC-R20 tomorrow
and be done with it? Budget is no more than $700 on the bottom line,
which eliminates the AOR 8600 MkII.

Thanks for any advice,
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Old April 16th 05, 05:38 AM
Bill Crocker
 
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To stay within your budget, I would recommend the Icom IC-R75. Then add the
numerous, and effective enhancements that are available for it.

Bill Crocker


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I'm in the market for a tabletop receiver of fairly high quality, but it
seems to me that all of the best functionality is in new handhelds. I've
looked in some detail at both the Icom IC-R75 and the Yaesu VR-5000, and
the substantial idiosyncrasies of each have me leaning heavily toward an
IC-R20, which seems to have everything I want except the "correct" form
factor.

Anything else I ought to look at before I just go get an IC-R20 tomorrow
and be done with it? Budget is no more than $700 on the bottom line,
which eliminates the AOR 8600 MkII.

Thanks for any advice,
--
Bo Williams -
http://hiwaay.net/~williams/



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Old April 16th 05, 11:08 AM
Pat Cox
 
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If not concerned about "form," why not consider the Icom PCR-1000? Do a
google search for Bonito software (version 5.2) and check out what you not
only can hear but see. There is a lot of other software options on the net
and more web sites than you can read in a long weekend in reference to the
PCR-1000. BTW, the software from Bonito isn't cheap. pcox

Bo Williams wrote:

I'm in the market for a tabletop receiver of fairly high quality, but it
seems to me that all of the best functionality is in new handhelds.
I've looked in some detail at both the Icom IC-R75 and the Yaesu
VR-5000, and the substantial idiosyncrasies of each have me leaning
heavily toward an IC-R20, which seems to have everything I want except
the "correct" form factor.

Anything else I ought to look at before I just go get an IC-R20 tomorrow
and be done with it? Budget is no more than $700 on the bottom line,
which eliminates the AOR 8600 MkII.

Thanks for any advice,
--
Bo Williams -
http://hiwaay.net/~williams/


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