[amsat-bb] Re: Transcr Question
ka3hsw at att.net
Sat Nov 22 11:35:43 PST 2008
I used the Icom 275 and 475 for several years, and even with the CT-16
satellite interface, it was a chore. Borrowed a 910H for Field Day 2001,
and was hooked. I picked up a barely-used one on e-Bay for $810, and it was
probably the best ham purchase I've ever made! Takes up less than half the
desk space, and is SOOOOOO much easier to work with than the 2 separate
radios were. One of these days, I'll add the 23cm module.
I use SatPC32 for doppler (FAR Circuits CT-17 clone) and tracking control
(FOD-Track and G-5400B rotors), and have never looked back.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Mynatt" <dave at mynatt.biz>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 7:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Transcr Question
> 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 insight.
> 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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