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

Jeff KB2M kb2m at comcast.net
Tue Feb 15 03:55:08 PST 2011

 Icom is coming out with a new hf/sat rig the IC-9100. It looks to be a bit
pricy at around $3000 or so, but it will be newer technology. I sold my 910
to make room for one on my desk :)  I did keep my trusty 14 year old 847 I
purchased new. I would recommend the 847 over the 910, and if you have the
means the 9100 would be my choice...

73 Jeff kb2m

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 21:01 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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