[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-8800

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 12 17:50:20 PST 2011

I have an 8900 and have found the right side hears the birds a just a little better than the left....  Anyone else hear anything like that?

Joe kk0sd

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Zachary Beougher
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:51 PM
To: Clint Bradford
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-8800

The 8800 is sweet for everything else that I use it for - repeaters, x-band 
repeat (handy function!), simplex, you name it, but I never seemed to have 
good success using it for satellite work.  Maybe I need to pull it out again 
and give it another try.

Like I said, I can’t make an accurate judgment on it since I have only used 
it a few times.  I do know that in my experience the receive sensitivity of 
radios (of the same make/model) differ from radio to radio.  I have 2 
THG71As sitting on my desk that are proof of that.  I have to use a certain 
one for receive because the other one doesn’t produce as good results.

Just my 2 cents.....


-----Original Message----- 
From: Clint Bradford
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:43 PM
To: Zachary Beougher
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: Yaesu FT-8800

>> ...  I do not like the receive sensitivity ...

Hmmm ... I just didn't experience that. Does your '8800 work fine for 
local/repeater work?

Clint, K6LCS

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