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

Jim Sanford wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org
Thu Feb 17 16:24:14 PST 2011

I have a 910, a friend has an 847.  We typically use both at Field Day.  
I think the 910 is a better satellite radio.
Good luck!
wb4gcs at amsat.org

On 2/16/2011 12:46 AM, Phil wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:00:41 pm zach hillerson wrote:
>> 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....
> Hello Zach,
> I've owned an FT-847 for the past eleven years and although it has served me
> well (mostly satellite use but some HF operation as well) it has several
> annoying birdies which are most noticeable the 144 MHz band. One particularly
> annoying S7 birdie appears around 145.9 MHz which makes communication via
> VO-52 difficult at times.
> Other that that it has been a very reliable radio.

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