[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-8800
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 12 12:40:26 PST 2011
I don’t mean to be the odd guy on the block, but I do not like the 8800 for
satellite work. I enjoy the full duplex function, and it is very easy to
maneuver through the frequencies/bands using the mic, but I do not like the
receive sensitivity. Every time I have tried to use it for satellite work I
feel like I fight it the entire time trying to get a strong signal. I can’t
exactly make a very accurate judgment on it either since I have only used it
a few times. If others say it works well, I would have to go with the
general consensus since I don't use it much. The 2 THG71As, and now the
THD7A and 1 THG71A (yeah, I know the D7 is full duplex, but that is another
story) are my regular satellite equipment.
From: Clint Bradford
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:19 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-8800
Great for sat work - like Patrick mentioned.
For portability, I have installed mine in an ice chest ... photos at ...
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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