[amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-847 as a satellite rig?
ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sun Oct 12 23:17:07 UTC 2014
My HF transceiver, and ageing Yaesu FT767GX, is slowly dieing. After 22
years in my service (and a few more with the prior owners), the memory
battery has failed. The rig still works, but gets a factory reset
whenever turned off. Annoying.
I have an opportunity to pick up a clean Kenwood TS-870-AT, which I
expect would make for a fine replacement, but I've always thought that
the Yaesu FT-847 would be a better choice. My current satellite rig is
a Yaesu FT-736R, which I really like.
As a satellite rig, is the 847 significantly better than the 736R? Does
it have any annoying "personallity" traits (e.g. Kenwood TS-2000's
Before I pass up the Kenwood 870 (and while there's a Yaseu 847 on
eBay...), should I jump on one or the other, or muddle along with what I
have until something better turns up?
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