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Old 12-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Ok, Just in case I didn't find the correct forum, mod's, feel free to change this.

Anyway, who has the 746 pro and how has it worked for you? I know the earlier ones have had problems but I decided to take my chances since it is the only one I've found that does all the things I want to do and better too.

Bring it on.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Don't own one, but talked to a good friend of mine, W2LKS-SK, John Calise, now a silent key had one. It was just unbelievable how that rig sounded. All I can tell you is that he liked the rig and I have been thinking of getting one myself once we make the big move after I retire in August.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
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Sorry, I can't help. I've never operated one. Looks like good reviews on eHam. Nice looking rig.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:18 AM   #4
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I have one, I bought it slightly used on Ebay Although I am only a tech I have used it on 2 meters and love the sound quality and good range it seems to have on a Cactus j pole.
I have listened on the other bands and seem to receive well using a slinky di-pole in an inverted V with a 20 foot peak. I even heard a call from someone at sea off the galpagos islands on the maritime net.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:55 PM   #5
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KC1BUD, you are the only other person I have heard of using the slinky antenna. I used mine in an inverted v, too. My ropes rotted, and I haven't put it back up, but enjoyed it while I used it.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:38 AM   #6
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I use 2 10 foot plastic electrical conduit poles the first is about a foot in the ground and I guy the poles at the joint between the two. The poles hold the center of the V in the air and my coax runs up inside the poles. I use dacron to tie off each end but I have used other cording not made from dacron that I have had to replace because of the sun.

Right now mine might as well be down too, I am in the process of moving my gear from the basement to a room that we just had gained from some remodeling to move my Father In Law into the garage which we turned into his apartment. We built a garage and breezeway behind his apartment. That gave me a 9x13 foot room to use for my Radio stuff.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Well congrats on gaining a radio shack. My gear is in our bedroom (not always the best place to have it).
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:23 AM   #8
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Well congrats on gaining a radio shack. My gear is in our bedroom (not always the best place to have it).


I agree, tends to make the wife a little grumpy the next morning.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:15 PM   #9
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Yup!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:09 AM   #10
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I dunno if its too late to post, but I got a new 746PRO a couple a days ago. I sold my 706MKIIG and WOW what a difference. I dont plan on going straight mobile anymore so this was to be my Home station and when I figure it out My 5th wheel station.

You would do well with it .

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