[amsat-bb] Yaesu 847 vs. Icom 910

zach hillerson qstick333 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 14 18:00:41 PST 2011

I am finally in the market for a base station radio for satellites.  I should mention that I am also planning to install a wire dipole in the backyard for HF work, but convenience shouldn't be the reason to buy/not to buy a radio.....

It seems that the Icom 910 and Yaesu 847 are the two main transceivers in base use for satellites.  I know some folks are using the Kenwood TS2000, bu i t I understand thatit has a "birdie" that makes operation on a couple FM satellites challenging.  I am hoping to work both the linear and fm birds with this transceiver.  

Is there a BB favorite?  Have I just opened up a bad can of worms?  I just want to make sure that I am purchasing the proper parts the first time....




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