[amsat-bb] Re: IC-9100
kq6ea at verizon.net
Fri Feb 25 12:32:03 PST 2011
I have both an FT-847, and a TS-790. I prefer the FT-847 for satellite
work, and the TS-790 for weak signal work. It's mostly what I'm used to,
and the '847 seems to be easier to use for satellites.The TS-790 seems
to have a better receiver, and one of these days I'll use my IF-232 to
run it with SatPC32 to see how well it works on satellites.
They're both very nice radios.
73, Jim KQ6EA
On 02/25/2011 08:01 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> But just because something is listed as a satellite radio, why only limit it
> to the satellite bands? Satellite radios also make good VHF/UHF weak signal
> and contest radios.
> 73s John AA5JG
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>wrote:
>> There aren't any satellites on 6M.
>> There's always the "old fashioned" solution, an HF receiver, an HF
>> transmitter and a pair of converters or transverters.
>> They're still available for the microwave bands.
>> There must be older 2M and 70cM multimode rigs available used ( IC211E,
>> TS700, IC202/404 etc) that will happily drive transverters for the higher
>> bands and amplifiers for their own band.
>> On 25-Feb-11 19:51, John Geiger wrote:
>>> Used, now there are many more options. Hard to find anything to fault
>>> about the Kenwood TS790, except that it doesn't
>>> do 6m.
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