On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 05:01 PM, Bill Cromwell wrote:
It is not necessary to have a "modern" radio to have a "perfect" radio for a thousand dollars ... try to compare the horrendous "modern" realizations with an "old" TR7, Collins KWM-380, TR4CW, Collins KWM or even better an old Signal-ONE CW-xxx series !!!
What a pity, they lack the whistles of the "modern" digital, they have a voice and a warm and welcoming CW sound, too bad, I miss the choked duck voice of the "very modern" FT1200 !!!! hehehe ...
For a thousand dollars you get a respectable shack, of course it doesn't have all the lights, useless knobs, keyboards and switches of the modern ones, but if you don't try to make your PC do the OM by himself, but you try to do the HAM alone, with a little patience, a little bit of practice and a lot of passion, you do much more and more pleasantly (for years and not days) than what you do by spending more than the price of your home!
Cordial greetings ...
de IW4AJR Loris