[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-8800

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Jan 12 14:02:54 PST 2011

At 12:17 PM 1/12/2011, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) wrote:
>Hi Zack!
> > 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.
>Don't apologize for posting an opinion.  As you mentioned with your
>TH-G71As, there can be differences between two of the same model
>of radio.
>I bought two FT-8800s a year or so ago.  One is in Mexico with an Elk
>antenna I left down there, and the other one needs to have those knobs
>replaced.  The 8800 is my backup to that IC-2820H I mentioned in an
>earlier post as my full-duplex FM satellite radio.  The sensitivity could
>be a little better, but I'm happier with it than other radios like my
>DJ-G7T.  I probably should send it off to Yaesu to get those knobs
>replaced, and then try it again on the FM birds.
>Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK

Just reading the mail.  I wonder if anyone uses the TM-700 or TM-710 
for satellite?  Are they duplex?  They are supposedly the mobile mate 
to the TH-D7 and new TH-D72.  Looking at them for potential future 
use on both APRS and Sat as a mobile.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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