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    Re: IC-703 or FT-817

    Well I now have an IC-703 and looking forward to getting out and about with it.
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    Re: IC-703 or FT-817

    Until I can afford a KX3, IC-703 or a FT817 I have been using an Alinco DX70TH with the internal jumper set for 5/50 watts which gives me QRP ops and a bit of power when I need it. I use a Z11 auto tuner when I use non resonant antennas like my "fisherman's dipole" and I power everything with a 22AH slab. All the pieces of my kit are pretty compact but not the lightest of weight. Works for my style of portable ops. (^8

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    Re: IC-703 or FT-817

    Hi John. I also have an ic706 mk 11 but now that will go in my van for mobile/portable. The 706 is nice but 2A on receive it's not the best for portable. 703 has a tuner built it so the z11 mk2 can go in the van as well.
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    Re: IC-703 or FT-817

    I run an IC706MK2G in my mobile and it is a great rig. I got it so I could have HF, VHF and UHF with a single control head on the console. I would really like an IC703 if I could ever find one at a good price. I recently worked the south pole research station with the 706 from the mobile.

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