Great Starter/Entry-Level HF Radio IC-718

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    • #97767
      CommsPrepper
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        Short video showing a great option for an entry-level/starter High Frequency (HF) radio. Hank/CommsPrepper

        IC-718 Starter HF Radio

      • #97768
        SeanT
        Keymaster

          CommsPrepper speaks good advice here.

        • #97769
          Bill G.
          Participant

            Almost bought it but the Yaesu FT 450D has a built in antenna tuner which eliminates a piece of equipment and reduced start up cost for me. And the 450 is roughly the same money.

          • #97770
            CommsPrepper
            Participant

              CommsPrepper speaks good advice here.

              Thanks. Hank

            • #97771
              CommsPrepper
              Participant

                Almost bought it but the Yaesu FT 450D has a built in antenna tuner which eliminates a piece of equipment and reduced start up cost for me. And the 450 is roughly the same money.

                FT-450D is a fine radio for sure. I prefer to have things separate so I can isolate failures and keep operating. Hank

              • #97772
                SeanT
                Keymaster

                  The other thing about the internal tuners is their range. The LDG can match up to I think a 10:1 mismatch whereas the internals go to about 3:1

                • #97773
                  Bill G.
                  Participant

                    Hank…never even thought about that. That’s why I love coming here, always learning something. Fortunately I was just given a MFJ 949 from a ham that passed away at our club. So I guess I could use it as a backup if I lost my internal tuner. But Im keeping an eye out for a good deal on a 718 as backup radio to pair it up with.

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