[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Transceiver

francesco messineo francesco.messineo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 01:06:43 PDT 2009

On 4/6/09, Edward Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:
> 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 agree, it's a great satellite radio, but I always used it with
manual tuning :-)
However it has a lot, and I mean a lot of more or less strong birdies
on the 2m band.
Also the power switch fails too soon and too often if you use the
original yaesu part.
I also noticed that NB has almost no effect on the typical impulse
noise that is silenced by all other NB of my other rigs. This NB
problem has been confirmed by another friend owning the FT-847 (I
still have to go and listen for the 2m birdies).

Francesco IZ8DWF

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