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

Chandler Y Heath convergx at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 13:14:41 PDT 2013

Hi Oscar,

I just got in to satellites and I started with a Yaesu FT-817. It's max power is 5W which is plenty for most satellites. I added a second 817 to allow me to quickly "find" myself on the SSB sats. Reply to me directly and I can share with you my setup.


Chandler Y. Heath

On Aug 1, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Oscar Ortega <oscaro at mindspring.com> wrote:

> Hi, 
> 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!!
> Regards, 
> Oscar
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