[amsat-bb] How to do 1.2ghz when sat radio is FT-847

Michael J. Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Sat Jan 3 11:01:12 PST 2009

I am excited with all the late use of 1.2ghz and want to get involved.  
I have an FT-847, which doesn't have a 1.2ghz option.  So what are 
others doing?

Here were my thoughts....

1) Add a 910 for 1.2ghz - expensive
2) Utilize my TS-2000 (currently HF) for 1.2ghz by adding UT-20 - not 
sure how hard the add-on is to do
3) Buy another radio (?????) for 1.2ghz use
4) Is there some way to use the FT-847?

If there is references out there to this, Google did not do me well, 
please send links and pointers.

Thanks and hopefully I'll be on 1.2ghz soon.  I have an antenna and 50ft 
of inch and a quarter to the shack on the Sat rotator, but just never 
hooked it too anything.


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