[amsat-bb] Re: FT 847 vs. IC-910H
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sun Apr 22 15:18:59 PDT 2012
When I bought my FT-847 in 1998, I got the optional mechanical SSB filters.
I left in the stock filters for a few days, and then switched to the
optional ones. It made a significant difference, both in reception, and
when using the speech processor. The stock filters are still in the box in
PS Just converted completely to the Flex VU-5K, which is truly a whole new
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Behalf Of WILLIAMS MICHAEL
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:15 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; k7trkradio at charter.net
Subject: [amsat-bb] 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
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