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I think the 6 is a very capable and FB little rig. The only extra item I purchased was the 700 HZ roofing filter
The receiver is fantastic, one of the most pleasant to use that I've had my hands on, I love it.ï¿½ Nice and quiet, It has very good specs, the DSP filter is amazing, and It has excellent close in signal rejection for contestors.ï¿½ Tuning in a station near the noise level and cranking down the filter to 100 HZ leaves only the station, nothing else, andï¿½ with smooth nice sounding audio and no filter ringing.ï¿½ In this regard my Pro III isn't in the same ballpark.ï¿½ The buttons and TMB switch may seem unusual, but are very easy to master and makes perfect sense logically and ergonomically.ï¿½ï¿½ The transmitter performs as expect capable and easy to use.ï¿½ It interfaces to your rig controlling logging software easily and without any hiccups, I use ACLog.
There are several in the Group, and I was lucky to play with one during FD a few years ago, and was convinced I had to have one.ï¿½ Paul Stroud, AA4XX, wrote an excellent report on it on QRP-L (I think) a couple years ago.ï¿½ It's a must read if you are considering a new rig.ï¿½
The complaint list is small and minor for me, here tis:
No XIT, has RIT, but XIT is much easier for me when Fox hunting or DX chasing.ï¿½ It has dual VFO's however, making this complaint kinda nonsensical..
No 60 or 12M, no biggee but I'd like to have 12.
The keying is a tad choppy when using an external keyer like the EZKeyer.ï¿½ The rig chops the first character a bit, the sidetone as well as on the air, plainly noticable but still useable. I like to use the EK3 with it and overcame this issue by keying it from the EK3's MUTE line, works perfect.ï¿½ The internal keyer sounds pretty good in that regard tho. You can mitigate that with the weight control on your favorite keyer if it has one.
It's a great little rig and I'd buy it again. I can recommend it for both the shack and the field. Here's a link to TT's brochureï¿½
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