[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-847 vs. Kenwood TS-2000?

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 13 13:02:52 PDT 2010

Having owned both of them, here are my personal observations:

TS-2000 can't send 12 volts via the coax line for preamps;
TS-2000 has double the power on 2 meters;
TS-2000 is available with 1.2 GHz;
FT-847 doesn't have VOX;
FT-847 has been discontinued for several years, can be difficult to find in the used market, and replacement parts in the near future may be difficult to find.

I still own the 2000, but regret getting rid of the 847.

73 de W4AS

On Apr 13, 2010, at 12:41 PM, Bill Dzurilla wrote:

> Any thoughts on the pros and cons of each of these rigs, particularly for satellite work?  The used price for each is about the same, maybe a little higher for a fairly new TS-2000.  I am aware of the TS-2000 birdie issue.
> 73, Bill NZ5N

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