[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Transceiver

Edward Cole 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:
modes: V/U/L/S

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