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This is the third HF transceiver that I bought. I was looking for a while for an alternative to the FT-891, because I wanted something leightweight for my little hiking tours.
Low quality mic? #
It’s like many plastic mics on other radios, it definitly feels a bit “cheap” and it was the first (and only; until now) thing that broke. I haven’t noticed the broken mic until I tried to call CQ in the mountains and I fixed it on the same day. I haven’t been out since then…
I bought a Laravel mic from Amazon and I already got a spare in-ear plugs from Sennheiser which I combined with the adapters from Robert W2ENY (including a hand-held push-to-talk button adapter (like the Heil HS-2 but smaller).
This is pleasing to use and you got the sound directly in-ear.
Original CAT cable settings #
Power output at 10% #
Since someone asked on a mailing list to verify his measurements and I had my tinySA in reach I also created these measurements and I do not want to hide them :)
As always, take these with a grain of salt!
|80m||3.530 MHz||NORMAL||0.8 W||1.72 W|
|DUAL||0.6 W||0.48 W|
|40m||7.130 MHz||NORMAL||0.8 W||1.40 W|
|DUAL||0.6 W||0.41 W|
|20m||14.285 MHz||NORMAL||0.7 W||1.40 W|
|DUAL||0.6 W||0.44 W|
|15m||21.245 MHz||NORMAL||1.3 W||2.13 W|
|DUAL||1.1 W||0.60 W|
|10m||29.080 MHz||NORMAL||1.7 W||2.86 W|
|DUAL||1.5 W||0.90 W|