Re: 7300


Jerry, with over 40 years as a ham, etc, etc, you have a dummy load?
Have a small piece of wire, with or without ice, that you could tune WWV with?
just sayin'...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: <>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 8:19 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300


Don't know yet because I haven't put the 7300 through its paces.  Probably have a better opinion in a week or so when my antennas de-ice. 


On Monday, January 4, 2021, 10:08:42 PM CST, Martin Tuip <ajax@...> wrote:

So besides this .. do you like the 7300? I am torn between the 7300 and the 991a to replace my ft450


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
Date: Mon, January 04, 2021 6:45 pm
To: "" <>


Same serial number (already registered) and same everything else. They said it worked fine, but I questioned that.  40+ years of applying power to radios and various commercial equipment has told me to make sure everything is plugged in.  So, not sure what exactly went wrong. 

Just put power to it a few minutes ago and everything lights up just fine. When I had it the 17th of December not even the power switch would work.  Am puzzled by that, but wasn't about to tear into a brand new radio willy-nilly to troubleshoot it.

Next step is to put a real antenna on it, but can't do that until outdoors warms up enough to melt icing.  Have a 25 foot pole which I used to smack the wire antenna which didn't do much good. Still lots of ice on other antennas.  So, this is global warming ???   Maybe I need a flamethrower or a smudge pot ???

We'll see what tomorrow brings ...



On Monday, January 4, 2021, 07:12:03 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via <n6mg@...> wrote:

Did you write down the serial number of the radio you sent back, to compare with this one?

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via <w7pfb@...>
To: <>
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

fingers crossed!

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Jan 4, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Finally arrived around 3:30 PM.  Dealer said it powered up okay.  We'll see.   

Am letting it warm up from sitting on front steps and truck and who knows where else since 12/30/20 alleged delivery date.  

Jerry   n9avy

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