[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu 847 vs. Icom 910

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 14 21:21:01 PST 2011

The 847 and I have covered many a mile.  It's a workhorse great on the birds
and okay on HF.

Joe kk0sd

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of zach hillerson
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 8:01 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu 847 vs. Icom 910

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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