[amsat-bb] Re: FT-817 - Menu 7 - Antenna Selection

Bob K0NR - email list list at k0nr.com
Mon Mar 21 21:40:23 PDT 2011

Disclaimer: doing this from memory, always dangerous

I believe that the HF bands are treated as one setting but 6M, 2M and 70 cm can 
have the antenna port set individually.
I know that my favorite configuration is to use the rear port for 6M and the 
front port for 2M and 70 cm.

73, Bob K0NR

On 3/21/2011 10:05 PM, Clint Bradford wrote:
> I thought that the FT-817'a front and rear antenna jacks could only be switched from the default config out of the box ...
> FRONT - 50mHZ, 2M, and 440
> REAR - HF work
> ... and vice versa using Menu Item 7.
> But is that Menu Item more sophisticated than that? Someone just wrote me, indicating that they could make the front jack 2M and the rear 440 - by choosing Menu 7 while working 440, and selecting "REAR." Then work 2M, and select Menu Item 7, and choose "FRONT."
> I've never had to split it like that, using a diplexer with my sat beams.
> Can that be done?
> Quizzically yours,
> Clint K6LCS
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