[amsat-bb] Re: Newbie needs advice on which transceiver to get

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Fri Aug 2 08:21:05 PDT 2013

Hello Oscar...If you want to spend a boat load of money then any of the new radios on the market will due very nicely. However for probably less that $600 you can get two multi mode older 2M & 70cm radios. The IC 471A, IC 251A, TS700A come to mind. They will not be computer controlled and you will have to use that big knob for doppler and tracking. However they will do the job and you will learn a lot. 
73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Oscar Ortega" <oscaro at mindspring.com> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2013 4:51:42 PM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] Newbie needs advice on which transceiver to get 


I recently got interested in trying satellite communications. I bought an Arrow antenna and I am wondering 
which transceiver to get. So far I have found the FT-847, IC-910h and IC-9100. 

The FT-847 scares me since it is a bit old, however I have heard it is very good for satellite and EME. 

Any advice would be appreciated!! 

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