[amsat-bb] Re: FT726 opinions

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sat Jul 30 07:33:55 PDT 2011

If it doesn't have the 430 module, I would pass it by...  You could
look for months for one because most people sell it with the unit.
Unless someone out there has one for sale in radio land????
Good luck,
Dee, NB2F

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of John Geiger
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:09 AM
To: Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] FT726 opinions

I am at a hamfest this weekend where there is a FT726R for sale in
decent condition.  It has the stock 2m module, and the HF (15, 12,
10M0 as well as a tone encoder (with dip switches) installed.  The UHF
module was pulled from it, and the owner didn't know if it has the
satellite board or not, but I am guessing that it probably does given
the module lineup where it would have covered Mode A, T, J and B when
it had the UHF module in it.

They are asking $200 for it which seems like a great price, and it
even has the original service manual with it.  Are these still pretty
good satellite rigs?  Is there much of a chance of finding a
430-440mhz module for it?  I already have a 2m rig as well as a HF
rig, but would be nice to have a backup for each.  Are there many age
related issues going wrong with the 726?

73s John AA5JG
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