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RE: New to ssb birds, IC706 vs FT897D


You might wish to join the FT-857D Yahoo Group. They're very helpful 
and, in my humble opinion, a wee bit more enthusiastic than the 706 
Yahoo Group. The really ambitious group is the FT-817 bunch! Other than 
blown finals, who's cause is being discussed and likely the cause, they 
enjoy being the Davids in a Goliath world.

Personally, after belonging to all 3 groups and listening to their 
opinions on the rigs (in general), for now I can't justify the extra $$ 
for a 706. Great radios, just not better enough to merit the extra 
expense for my purposes. I'm sure you'll find 857D owners in their group 
who work SSB birds.

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