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

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Sun Apr 22 14:10:57 PDT 2012

Thanks Michael,

The 9100 is not in the cards unless, after the divorce, my lawyer is better
than my wife's !!!

73, Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: WILLIAMS MICHAEL [mailto:k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:15 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; k7trkradio at charter.net
Subject: Re: FT 847 vs. IC-910H


Stephan gives some great comments on all three radios.

As for the 847 on HF, I think there is a audio clip on the internet
comparing the 847 and TenTec Corsair II receivers. I have both of these rigs
and the difference is very clear. Listening to my 847 on HF is not a
pleasurable experience as the receiver is very noisy. For this reason, my
old Corsair II does all HF work at least until I get a new HF rig. Eham
reviews on the Corsair attest to its great receiver.

As for satellite operations, the 847 is a tough and a great rig. Mine has
been running since the beginnings of AO-40 with no problems. It has some
engineering mistakes like the AF gain not being linear along with other
quirks but I've gotten my investment back many times over.

If you've got the cash, I would read the QST review on the 9100 and make an
executive decision.


Mike (K9QHO)

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