Monday, 10-Mar-2014 15:33:41 GMT
June 30, 1998
Field Day was fun... We really didn't take it as seriously as in the past, but I did get a chance to use the 1.8kHz filter from INRAD. It is a major improvement for phone contesting, and I highly recommend it! The desert was HOT, but the nights were incredible, and we really had a great time.
June 2, 1998
It has been just over one year since I purchased my FT920. There have been a few problems, as expected with any new radio, and many wonderful experiences. There have also been quite a few operator malfunctions as well. As I look back on this past year, I have learned much about the radio, my abilities as an operator, and how much this page has had an impact. It is apparent that many people read this page, and I wish to express my thanks for the feedback I have received.
My 920 still works great, and is an absolute blast to use. It is a very different transceiver now than it was when I purchased it. Most of that change is due to how much I have learned about the hobby in the past year. However, one major change that I made to the radio itself, was the replacement of the OEM filter with filters from International Radio. This has really changed the performance of the radio in such a way that I extremely satisfied with the selectivity and sensitivity now. I recently received a QSL card from Indonesia, and it reminds me of how well my FT920 worked to pull out that weak signal. It was difficult to work that station, and I really doubt if I would have even heard him with my FT900.
Things to look for in the coming months? What would you like to see?
I have an FT847 in my shack for a couple of weeks, and I'll make some comments about that radio soon. Also, look for more information about the upcoming FT100. This is a radio that I am very excited about.
Here's to many more years of fun with our FT920s!