[amsat-bb] FT3000m on FM sats

Juan Antonio Fernandez ea4cyq at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 13:48:46 PST 2010

Hi John

I have a FT300M in my movil station for years. It works great with FM sats
with 1/4 whip on the roof.  You will only need a headset if you want to work
in full-duplex, although in half-duplex also works fine beacuse of its high
power, near of 70 Watts.

But I enjoy receiving with a UHF hand held HT and a CJU antenna attached to
it and using the FT3000M with a 1/4 whip antenna to uplink.

You can see some videos at:


Juan Antonio

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:15:35 -0800 (PST)

From: John Geiger <aa5jg at yahoo.com>

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Has anyone on the list used a Yaesu FT3000M on the Mode J FM sats?  Does it
have pretty good receive sensitivity for the birds?  Can it do full duplex,
where you can hear your own downlink?  What I have seen written about it
seems to indicate that it can.  Any other comments-good or bad-about this

73s John AA5JG

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