[amsat-bb] Re: FT 847 vs. IC-910H

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 20:37:29 PDT 2012

Hi Ted,

I have used all three radios (FT-847, IC-910, TS2000). They all work on
satellites more or less good. They all have their pros and cons and most of
the time it comes down to personal preference. I started my satellite work
with the FT-847 and loved the radio for that. Internal power for external
preamps etc. Never used the HF part much and did not like the difficulties
the FT-847 had working the ISS on simplex. Used a TS-2000 for a while and
had lots of fun. Is a great radio for ARISS contacts on the ISS and you can
work around the birdies. They never bugged me. Did not like the lack of
internal power for the preamps and spent too much money on sequencers etc.
However, the 23cm unit was great. Used an IC-910 and it was okay. Never
really warmed up to it and the overall experience was okay. Went back to
the FT-847 and stayed for it until I got a great deal on an IC-9100. Wow,
everything else just doesn't match up anymore. If you want the best
satellite radio (in my opinion) go with the IC-9100 and for the first time
I also enjoy HF.

Hope that helps,

Stefan, VE4NSA

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM, Ted <k7trkradio at charter.net> wrote:

> I think I'm having some 'buyer's remorse' over my purchase of the 910H
> I would like to have some input from the sat group as to why one radio is
> overwhelmingly compelling over the other for sat work. (I am aware of the
> power diff) FYI, It's not likely that I will ever go to the full on 100+ el
> ant display with all the bells and whistles, (like that John guy in Ohio hi
> hi, but ya never know). (and although there is a NIB Kenpro 5400R and a
> FD-ST3  sitting on the floor in here !)
> I do a lot of digital HF modes and am thinking maybe that the 847 might be
> a
> better use of a combo radio.( I have a TS-2000, but oh those birdies !!)
> Any thoughts appreciated
> 73, Ted, K7TRK
> (VUCC #226)
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