[amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-857D

J. Boyd (JR2TTS) the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Thu Jan 21 22:13:17 UTC 2016

On Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:55:07 -0500, skristof at etczone.com wrote:

> Anybody using a Yaesu FT 857D to work the SSB satellites? If so, what do
> you think? Can you take it outside and use it with an Arrow antenna? 

This is probably overkill, but I've got two of 'em, one each for up and
down. One sitting on top of the other makes for a nice compact setup
that's easy to read. I took a piece of advice from KB5WIA, who does it
with two FT817's in a similar fashion
(http://kb5wia.blogspot.jp/2010/10/satellite-portable-station.html), and
change the color of the display on one of the rigs so I can tell them

I also have an adapter for my Heil Proset 6 headset, so I have the
headphone out jack coming out of one rig, and the mic/PTT going into the
other with a hand switch. So all I have to do is walk around the back of
my truck with a headset on, aiming an antenna on a tripod at the sky,
with one hand gripping what looks like a detonator. You'll have to
excuse me, the cops are here.

J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Twitter: @Minus2_C

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list