[amsat-bb] Re: Oscar 7

Joe Veldhuis jvn8fq at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 11:10:08 PDT 2007

Small world, that's my 817 you're waiting for!

Anyway, I was using it mostly for receive, and it seemed to do well for that. Although it doesn't have any DSP or narrow filtering, that did not prove to be an issue for me while working AO7/FO29/VO52 with CW and RTTY. With all the drifting going on, narrow filters would seem to be more of a hindrance than an asset...

For what it's worth...
-Joe, N8FQ

On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:29:30 -0700 (PDT)
Scott Wilson <s.wilson at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I am waiting on a well-used older FT-817. It's probably not optimal, but
> it's an all-mode 2m and 70cm rig. I guess these days it's the most
> affordable (cheapest) all-mode setup. I'll just have to see if it serves
> better on the TX side or RX side. Downside to TX is only 5W. Downside to
> RX is that it's an early non-DSP model, so no NR, and limited SSB
> filtering (if any?)
> This will be paired with my IC-7000 which is 35W/50W with great DSP and
> filters which has been working well on the FM sats.
> Scott
> NW2S

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