[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Transceiver
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Apr 5 15:12:47 PDT 2009
I guess no one considers the FT-847, yet I consider it superior rig
to the venerable FT-736R. I comes ready to interface DB-9 RS232
jack. Only issue is it is now out of production. They show up used
on e-bay at about $900-1100.
I briefly considered selling mine to upgrade to a Elecraft-K3, but
the cost to acquire 2m and 70cm xvtrs, and other things made keeping
the FT-847 financially/functionally smarter. I'm mainly interested
in the K3 for extreme weak-signal EME, VHF+ and 160m/600m work, and,
of course, a superior HF rig to the FT-847. But the FT-847 shines as
a satellite rig...so keeping it.
73, Ed - KL7UW
this summer we will be again QRV on satellite:
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