IRISH LUCK Meets Bulgarian Excellence
I was preparing to invest in a new radio from Mission in Bulgaria and had gone as far as choosing which modules I wanted and joining the long waiting list. The total cost including delivery to the UK was around £1100 plus any taxes and customs fees (another 20%?).
Radio engineer (and all-round nice guy) Boris Sapundzhiev (LZ2JR) took my order and said he would send the invoice when it was ready for shipping. I was excited but was dreading the wait - I'm not good at waiting!Later that day I spotted some eHam Reviews and emailed one of the reviewers to see if he could offer any tips/advice on getting the most out of the radio. To my amazement, he wrote back and explained that he hadn’t used ANY of his radio equipment for many months and told me the RGO ONE was stuck in a cupboard along with his new, unused TS-590SG. He didn’t even have any antennas up. The RGO ONE only had a few hours use logged.
He explained how the radio was purchased with the most desirable configuration….
- 80-10M RGO ONE Transceiver
- Heavyweight VFO Dial
- 160M/60M Module
- Auto ATU Module
- 2.8kHz Filter 8-pole Filter
- Bourns Optical 128ppr Encoder
- H-Mode HDR First RX Mixer