[amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-857D
normanlizeth at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 23:24:15 UTC 2016
It gets far more interesting when there is a language barrier. One of
these days I'll tell the "Documentos" story.
Use an 857d and an IC-7000 in a Pelican case for moderate worldwide
indestructibility. The Icom was chosen because of it's dual ADI DSP
units working at IF. Power hog on standby. 2x what the Yaesu is.
Wanted the flexibility of having an analog front end, as well, though.
Each has it's strong points.
Batteries are an easy commodity in the rest of the world. Most of the
passes in the lands of la-la use the automobile as the power source.
Surplus HP server supplies are useful and light. The bay your friend..
On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 5:13 PM, J. Boyd (JR2TTS)
<the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp> wrote:
> 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
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