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Re: 7300

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hey Jerry, the stimulus check will pick up about half of it!!!!
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All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

For what it’s worth, I upload to LoTW after every radio session. Who knows, someone may really need that ultra-rare six land call, even if it is coming from Zero Land...

As to EQSL, I simply never saw the point in it.
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All the best,
Ken N6PCD/0
070 #801
LONP #187


Re: 7300

Mike N6STA
 

Thanks for the continued encouragement Malcolm.  I like your assesment. 👍
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73 - Mike N6STA


Re: 7300

Jim K5SP
 

Since it appears you have an excess Milt; do you need my mailing address to ship one of these to an equipment limited shipmate?

Will gladly provide address.

Jim K5SP

On 1/6/2021 6:59 PM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:
Mike, Malcolm et others...
I don't have an IC-7300, b u t...One of my very best Pals, Ken, N6PCD, 070-801, has one and speaks very highly of it on the digital modes.
He told me that he can see the waveform of his outgoing audio signal on the TFT screen. That in itself makes it a winner in my opinion.
Yes, receiver sensitivity is very important, as well as the filtering on cw signals, without spending an additional $100-$150 for a 500 hz filter. But, that's just me. I've not parked my derriere in front of one yet. But I will!
Like I need another radio? HA! Currently, I alternate between my Yaesu FT-1000MP, my Icom IC-7800, for digital work and I just picked up a Yaesu FT-991A for this coming years APE season. Somewhere in the clutter is an Icom IC-756 Pro III that's taking a break from the trench's.
My $0.02 worth.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 4:20 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

Mike N6STA,  

I have a 7300.  You don't need a new radio, but you do want it. If you are getting a stimulus check you will be over half way there. 

I like mine and with  compromised antennas I often get good comments on audio quality.  

Malcolm 
KE0JBT

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 5:13 PM Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:
This IC 7300 thread motivated me to take a look at this rig.  I just finished watching a 25 minute walk through of its features on YouTube. 24 of those minutes were spent with me going Wow every few seconds.  Wow.  What a lot of features and what a nice user interface.  Now the question is - don't I 'need' a new radio? Feel free to encourage me.
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73 - Mike N6STA  070-1516 LONP-236


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Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: 7300

malcolm heard
 

The refrain I hear over and over is it is a lot of radio for the money.  I also have an ic 7100 use with rv and parks etc. definitely not the 7300 but a great rig for the money.  A 50 year ham friend of mine got a 7300 month ago and still calling to tell me how much he likes it.  I looks forward to when you post about the new arrival.  My assessment is it’s already a done deal. 😆 

Ke0jbt

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 7:46 PM Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:
Well, it's mostly a case of gear acquisition syndrome, because I really don't need a new rig, of course.  But hey, why not?  In my entire 50 years (50 years this year!) of amateur radio I've never had a brand-new HF rig.  2021 may be the year that changes. :-)
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73 - Mike N6STA

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7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

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Re: 7300

Mike N6STA
 

Well, it's mostly a case of gear acquisition syndrome, because I really don't need a new rig, of course.  But hey, why not?  In my entire 50 years (50 years this year!) of amateur radio I've never had a brand-new HF rig.  2021 may be the year that changes. :-)
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73 - Mike N6STA


Re: 7300

 

Mike, Malcolm et others...
I don't have an IC-7300, b u t...One of my very best Pals, Ken, N6PCD, 070-801, has one and speaks very highly of it on the digital modes.
He told me that he can see the waveform of his outgoing audio signal on the TFT screen. That in itself makes it a winner in my opinion.
Yes, receiver sensitivity is very important, as well as the filtering on cw signals, without spending an additional $100-$150 for a 500 hz filter. But, that's just me. I've not parked my derriere in front of one yet. But I will!
Like I need another radio? HA! Currently, I alternate between my Yaesu FT-1000MP, my Icom IC-7800, for digital work and I just picked up a Yaesu FT-991A for this coming years APE season. Somewhere in the clutter is an Icom IC-756 Pro III that's taking a break from the trench's.
My $0.02 worth.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 4:20 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] 7300

Mike N6STA,  

I have a 7300.  You don't need a new radio, but you do want it. If you are getting a stimulus check you will be over half way there. 

I like mine and with  compromised antennas I often get good comments on audio quality.  

Malcolm 
KE0JBT

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 5:13 PM Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:
This IC 7300 thread motivated me to take a look at this rig.  I just finished watching a 25 minute walk through of its features on YouTube. 24 of those minutes were spent with me going Wow every few seconds.  Wow.  What a lot of features and what a nice user interface.  Now the question is - don't I 'need' a new radio? Feel free to encourage me.
--
73 - Mike N6STA  070-1516 LONP-236


--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Eric KG6MZS
 

On 1/6/21 9:54 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Eric:

Have you seen Eqsl's new format ?

I just took a look at your urging.  It looks like a modest improvement to me.  However, to paraphrase Churchill, they had much to be modest about ;-)

I also learned my trade in the photo/mechanical world with technical pens, airbrushes and, yes, Xacto® blades.  I don't miss having to start over at 3am because I spilled my airbursh on the sky background I was working on.  Command Z is a blessing.  However desktop publishing did produce an abundance of "ransom note" graphics from nascent designers who figured if two fonts are good, twenty fonts are 10x as good.

Another country heard from,

73

Eric

KG6MZS


 


Re: 7300

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

The radios I have used for psk31 (and other digital mode HF stuff) are:
* Tentec Eagle 
* Elecraft KX3 with PX3 panadapter and KXPA-100 linear amp
* Icom IC-7300

The Eagle is a really great radio and I liked it a lot.  The lack of flat response across the audio spectrum and the way the filter controls worked drove me a little bit crazy.

The KX3 is a delight to use but the entire setup along with a SignaLink USB is a huge rat’s nest of cables, and I had to make fan arrangements to cool the amp when doing prolonged sessions of digital mode stuff.  My feeling was that the selectivity of the KX3 was better than that of the Eagle, but not by a whole lot.  I do not do much CW but the KX3 is just a great rig for that, the filtering controls and everything else is just wonderful.

I bought the IC7300 because I deserved it (:-)) and because the internal sound card meant no cable mess and I wanted to set up a home station and free up the KX3 for portable stuff.  Running PSK the measured IMD is not as good as the kx3 but it is very close.  I do not much care for the filter controls but that’s a personal preference thing, and I am coming around a bit on this issue as time passes and I run the radio more.  And I don’t think the receiver selectivity and rejection of strong signals just outside the band pass is as good as the KX3, but since I don’t do heavy contesting, that’s not much of an issue for me.

If I do more car portable PSK outings I will be taking the IC7300, because it doesn’t have cooling issues and because the single cable for both audio and rig control is just a lot less stuff to hook up than the KX3/PX3/KXPA100 combo and its horror show of cable madness.

To my thinking the IC-7300 is not a perfect radio but it’s surprisingly close and is awfully good at the current price.  But before you jump you might want to check out the new Yaesu FTDX10 or whatever it is.  The superhet front end and DSP behind roofing filters architecture has some real advantages and I’m eager to see how that radio shakes out.


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

On Jan 6, 2021, at 3:13 PM, Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:

This IC 7300 thread motivated me to take a look at this rig.  I just finished watching a 25 minute walk through of its features on YouTube. 24 of those minutes were spent with me going Wow every few seconds.  Wow.  What a lot of features and what a nice user interface.  Now the question is - don't I 'need' a new radio? Feel free to encourage me.
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73 - Mike N6STA  070-1516 LONP-236


Re: 7300

malcolm heard
 

Mike N6STA,  

I have a 7300.  You don't need a new radio, but you do want it. If you are getting a stimulus check you will be over half way there. 

I like mine and with  compromised antennas I often get good comments on audio quality.  

Malcolm 
KE0JBT

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 5:13 PM Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:
This IC 7300 thread motivated me to take a look at this rig.  I just finished watching a 25 minute walk through of its features on YouTube. 24 of those minutes were spent with me going Wow every few seconds.  Wow.  What a lot of features and what a nice user interface.  Now the question is - don't I 'need' a new radio? Feel free to encourage me.
--
73 - Mike N6STA  070-1516 LONP-236



--

Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

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Re: 7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

After having FT1000MP repaired a few months ago, I started thing "what else can go wrong ?".  Hence the purchase of the 7300 as a backup/main rig.  Had to sell off 2 HF xcvrs, 2 tuner and a rotor to make it happen. ()Had already sold off a bunch of business stuff after I retired last year (about $2000 worth) which all went into paying bills - yuck ! So it was time to do something for me.

Jerry  n9avy



On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 05:13:56 PM CST, Mike N6STA <mike.rosmore@...> wrote:


This IC 7300 thread motivated me to take a look at this rig.  I just finished watching a 25 minute walk through of its features on YouTube. 24 of those minutes were spent with me going Wow every few seconds.  Wow.  What a lot of features and what a nice user interface.  Now the question is - don't I 'need' a new radio? Feel free to encourage me.
--
73 - Mike N6STA  070-1516 LONP-236


Re: 7300

Mike N6STA
 

This IC 7300 thread motivated me to take a look at this rig.  I just finished watching a 25 minute walk through of its features on YouTube. 24 of those minutes were spent with me going Wow every few seconds.  Wow.  What a lot of features and what a nice user interface.  Now the question is - don't I 'need' a new radio? Feel free to encourage me.
--
73 - Mike N6STA  070-1516 LONP-236


IOTA information warning NA-006 #iota

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 

I have seen some endorsement submissions lately having N4NUI being reported as NA-006 (Nunavut (Victoria Island)), which is not correct.  Nunavut would be a VE8 or VY2 callsign.  I am not sure where this mistake is coming from, but please check your logs and correct.

Thanks,
Loren WA3WZR


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

Eric:

Have you seen Eqsl's new format ?  Why fix things when they aren't broke ?

Graphic Designer, huh ?  I dabbled with that when I wrote newsletters & a magazine, but that was when everything was glue sticks & Exacto knives. So glad everything got computerized.

Jerry

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 11:24:38 AM CST, Eric KG6MZS <contact@...> wrote:


Who was it that said that the QSL is the final courtesy of the QSO?

As a graphic designer I've always found eQSL to be kind of a mess.  I
think Clublog and LoTW have far better GUIs.

I honor them all... eventually ;-)

Another country heard from,

73

Eric

KG6MZS







Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Jerry N9AVY
 

Don:

To each his own.  Am sure many hams around the world appreciate your efforts.  I used to be very lax about sending out confirmations by card, LoTW and Eqsl; somewhere in early 2000 I became aware of the fact that there were others out there expecting QSLs so I took up the cause.  Also 16 years of working for the ARRL Incoming QSL Bureau made me appreciate QSLing more.

The bureau cards dwindled off sometime around 2010 and I retired a few years later. I processed thousands of cards and had fun doing it. 

Nowadays I mostly QSL via LoTW, Eqsl and those few rare bureau cards.  Of course, I was chasing DXCC (confirmed) and made it to 337 DXCC with the last 3 looking to slim if ever.

All my QSL cards received over the years are in shoe boxes on closet shelf. Spent a lot of $$$ on QSLing over the years. At one time I figured sending for cards overseas was around $5 per card with return postage , if they ever came back. 

Now I mostly have fun just working stations.

73, Jerry  n9avy


On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 10:24:35 AM CST, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:


When the level of guilt exceeds the amount of inertia, my laziness get put on the back seat and with much moaning and groaning I post my log updates.  First LoTW, then eQSL then QRZ.

With zero interest in "confirmed QSOs" in any platform, my motivation is 100% purely civic. Other hams appreciate my updates.  So I do it all for you. 
--
Don, km4udx


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Eric KG6MZS
 

Who was it that said that the QSL is the final courtesy of the QSO?

As a graphic designer I've always found eQSL to be kind of a mess.  I think Clublog and LoTW have far better GUIs.

I honor them all... eventually ;-)

Another country heard from,

73

Eric

KG6MZS


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Rick - N7WE
 

On behalf of lots of hams out there "Thank you Don."  That's in the true Ham Spirit.  I too am not really concerned with confirmations anymore but regularly upload to the three biggies plus HamClubLog periodically.  But LoTW confirmations were important to me when I was chasing ARRL DXCC - Digital.  My disappointment was at that time it was only "all digital modes" - even though I did it PSK31.  Don't know if that has changed.  But that was back when sunspots were in season and FT-8 didn't exist!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: LoTW vs. Eqsl

Don - KM4UDX
 

When the level of guilt exceeds the amount of inertia, my laziness get put on the back seat and with much moaning and groaning I post my log updates.  First LoTW, then eQSL then QRZ.

With zero interest in "confirmed QSOs" in any platform, my motivation is 100% purely civic. Other hams appreciate my updates.  So I do it all for you. 
--
Don, km4udx


Re: 7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

Still have my original TA-33 I got 3rd or 4th hand back in 1979.  Spent a few years atop 83 ft. tower before I moved.  

It's hanging up in garage for time being.  Needs a bit of work on traps, but SWR was very flat on it.  Always used a coax choke rather than a balun.

J

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 03:48:19 PM CST, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


I agree that the Mosleys are tanks when it comes to strength under ice and other loads.  For those of you with ice issues they're worth a look.  Superb customer service, too, in my experience over the years.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: 7300

Jerry N9AVY
 

Peter:

Thanks your 7300 comments.

Jerry

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 03:38:59 PM CST, Peter, NN9K #2629 <nn9k.peter@...> wrote:


Jerry finally getting around to reading the messages in this group and thought I'd share my thoughts about the 7300.
--I'm basically a CW operator, PSK mainly on 30-meters or PODXS contests.
--Basically the 7300 is a good solid radio but the one thing that drove me crazy from the first time I transmitted was the fan noise.  Changed it out for a fan that still provided the correct amount of cooling but was much quieter. The 7300 groups.io forum has all the details and is a good resource.
--Since I am a CW operator I changed screen on the radio to get rid of the waterfall. Old habits I guess, FLDigi waterfall is fine but not on my radio!
--Tried Full Break-in operation and was appalled, the relay noise was much, much too loud but that won't be a problem for you on PSK.
--I'd be willing to bet you will install a good wattmeter in-line since the multi-function knob is useless for setting a power output. 50% does not mean 50 watts!

So with all of those complaints will I use the radio? Yes for when our small club can travel again and contest in QSO Parties. In the mean time my main radio is an Icom 7610. An ELecraft KX3 is used for my QRP operations from home and my portable QRP Sprint operations. In the mean time I have loaned the 7300 to a friend that needs a better radio than his Icom 718.

Remember in the beginning I said I was a CW op so some of my complaints about the radio won't affect you. I am sure you will have fun with it on PSK!

Incidentally we got enough sun to day to melt the ice on top of my tower so the rotor will now turn. HF2F stood straight and tall throughout and I end-fed still worked pretty. Never was worried about the Yagi elements, the Mosley Classic is a pretty well-built and strong antenna.
Take care Jerry and have fun!

--
Peter, NN9K

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