Should I buy the Yaesu ft1000mp v or the Icom 775dsp

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Roland
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Should I buy the Yaesu ft1000mp v or the Icom 775dsp

Post by Roland » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:30 pm

I have an opportunity to purchase either one of these radios...for about $1200....which should I buy....from what I have been reading it seems the Icom 775 might be just a little better.....what do you all think? Or should I even pay $1200 for either of these radios?

what are the pros and cons?

by the way I am a Technician class working on my General class

kd8rhy
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Re: Should I buy the Yaesu ft1000mp v or the Icom 775dsp

Post by kd8rhy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:39 am

Icom 775 DSP has great reviews. google icom 775 dsp and read the reviews, some of the folks posting have both rigs and
have good things to say about both but most pick the 775.

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Re: Should I buy the Yaesu ft1000mp v or the Icom 775dsp

Post by w0bkr » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:11 pm

The 1000MPMK5 has some amazing abilities and is a great radio....I have one and can tell you, at 200W, I bust most pile ups easily, it comes in handy. The amazing receiver really pulls them out...

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Re: Should I buy the Yaesu ft1000mp v or the Icom 775dsp

Post by K4ICL » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:40 pm

A key question is, "Which can be serviced if there is a technical problem. Are 775DSP parts still available? Ft1000mp parts still available?

Put another way, lets imagine you buy one of these radios, have it shipped and when you get it it does not work. Shipping damage or some other problem. Is it fixable for less that the cost of the radio. Fixable at all?

Point is: Big old high quality transceivers are can be very expensive to maintain to or repair.

Cheers,

AL
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Re: Should I buy the Yaesu ft1000mp v or the Icom 775dsp

Post by kb0omq » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:20 am

The Yeasu is good, but so is the Icom. All Rigs get old so, expect to have problems. If it were I, I would save some money and purchace a new Rig.

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