Brand and Model number : Kenwood
Brand and Model number : Ten-Tec 599 Eagle
Type of equipment reveiwed: HF and 6M
Comments about the equipment in your own words :
Very complicated MENU and the rig is severely over priced compared to its Kenwood and Yaesu rivals. I bought it because I liked their older Scout model and was very disappointed with my Eagle. The VFO is loose, there is no voice recorder (optional) and the internal tuner didn't tune anything unless the SWR was less than 3:1 which was pretty much useless for my antenna experimenting. Overall I was most disappointed with the Eagle. For that amount of $$$ I expected a lot more. The new TS-590 beats it hands down!
Your email address: KL7JR at
Brand and Model number: Icom
Great radio. One of the posts on another
website said use rtty for tune up...better yet..make a phone plug and a
push button on and off switch on a 3 ft cord. Plug it into the
back...great for full carrier tune up and my astatic hand mike overloaded
something and would quit and shut the 7600 down with odd looking audio
trace on the external scope. So I use the mike that came with the 7600,
and I added some ideal no22 buttons ( available from grainger) on the mike
gain and power out controls (had to ream them a little to get them to fit
and not slip) but they work great to adjust mike and power
Mfg and model # = Kenwood
Mfg and model # = Kenwood TS-50
Brand and Model number: Icom IC-740
Got the IC-740 before my general
& have enjoyed it's great recieve and easy operation .
Brand and Model number*: Ten-Tec #599 Eagle
Comments about the equipment in your own words*:
Overpriced delicate and fussy with a cheap
feel. It was a total disappointment. Internal tuner wouldn't tune much at
all (compared to my other rigs and LDG tuners) and it did not like having
an external tuner in line. Way too delicate for my operating style. No way
is it worth $1800 with the made in USA tag- NO WAY! I made the mistake of
overlooking the inflated price for a simple to operate USA rig. I was
wrong! VFO was chincy too! Oh well, live and learn.
Your email address*: KL7JR@arrl.netSubmit your review!
More reviews on the way!