[amsat-bb] Re: Transcr Question
w7lrd at comcast.net
Fri Nov 21 18:56:57 PST 2008
Hi Dave- I have used an IC 471A and a IC 251A for years. The only issue is with the older Icoms you need an outboard preamp for the mic and I don't believe they can interface for doppler, at least I never tried. They can be had very reasonably.
73 Bob W7LRD
"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
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From: "D. Mynatt" <dave at mynatt.biz>
> Hi group, I still struggling through selecting a radio for 2m and 70cm
> satellite work. I already have a G-5500 and a 2m and 432 antenna from M-Squared,
> and the computer interface, and pre-amps. I'm thinking I'm starting okay but
> now the hard part -the Radio.
> A friend has a Yaesu FT-7800 unit he wants to sell me. I'm all atwitter
> thinking that two radios, one for each band, is better than one and need some
> I can get some older ICOMs (471A and 271A) and was wondering what the group
> thought of (1) two radios versus one; (2) the Yaesu FT-7800; and (3) the ICOM
> 471 and 271 as my base station.
> I'm thinking I'll need CAT and I'm not sure the FT has it.
> What is one to do? Advice solicited!
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