[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-8800

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 12 12:40:26 PST 2011

Hi Everyone!

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.



-----Original Message----- 
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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