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

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Tue Apr 13 17:32:39 PDT 2010

At 01:52 PM 4/13/2010, John Becker, WØJAB wrote:
>I can only speak for the 847.
>Have 2 and keeping both.
>for what it's worth.
>also have 2 840's. One in mounted in the ford F-150
>see  -
>John, W0JAB
>At 11:41 AM 4/13/2010, you 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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I recently "robbed" my 401K to buy an 
Elecraft-K3/10.  I doing so I considered whether 
to "cash-out" the FT-847.  I decided until the 
K3/10+144/28+432/28+computer dupilcated the 
satellite functions of the FT-847, to keep 
it.  It has performed well since late 1998 when I 
bought it.  No experience with the TS-2000, but 
the birdie thing would seriously Urk me if I had one.

BTW I had an FT-840 before getting the 
FT-847.  Fine old radio...best NB I ever 
used.  It was cashed-out to get the FT-847.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
  BP40IQ   500 KHz - 10-GHz   www.kl7uw.com
500-KHz/CW, 144-MHz EME, 1296-MHz EME
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