I passed my General level Amateur Radio test yesterday

DD130

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I just passed my General exam today. A week ago, I bought an IC-7300 in anticipation of getting my General.

So now I just have to get it all set up, including getting the coax run into the shack. Can’t wait to get it all fired up.
Awesome! The 7300 is supposed to be a great rig. I bought the FT-991, which I think is pretty good, and with the VHF/UHF and digital is great all-around but I'm working a lot of HF now and the mute waterfall on the 991 (which is *not* an issue on the 7300, plus it has a larger screen), is a major PAIN. I got a good deal on the 991, but I'd really like to have the 7300.

Congrats and hope to hear you on the air soon!

- David
KI5GFU
 

GoPappy

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Awesome! The 7300 is supposed to be a great rig. I bought the FT-991, which I think is pretty good, and with the VHF/UHF and digital is great all-around but I'm working a lot of HF now and the mute waterfall on the 991 (which is *not* an issue on the 7300, plus it has a larger screen), is a major PAIN. I got a good deal on the 991, but I'd really like to have the 7300.

Congrats and hope to hear you on the air soon!

- David
KI5GFU
I initially thought I wanted the FT-991a just for the convenience of having all bands in one box. But I bought a Kenwood TM-V71 dual band mobile to use as a base station for VHF/UHF.

So, when it came time to buy a HF rig, my choices were the IC-7300 and the Yaesu FTDX-10, which by all reports is a fantastic radio with better noise reduction than the 7300. Plus, it has an external monitor port and USB ports for keyboard and mouse.

I really wanted the FTDX-10, but it is about $800 more than the 7300. I decided that the 7300 has been good enough for lots of experienced operators, so it would be just fine for a rank beginner like me. Plus, the aftermarket support for the 7300 is huge.
 

Cob

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I can’t do cw just can’t distinguish the dits from the das got ny tech in 2015 general 2016 and my xtra in 2018 and I still can’t copy any thing in cw other than a v
 

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