[amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-857D
tosca005 at umn.edu
Fri Jan 22 19:10:46 UTC 2016
Mentioning that you are waiting for a tax refund makes me think you are
planning to dive into SDR with a fairly high-end and expensive unit, You
can probably get away with spending $25 or so if you have reasonably modest
expectations. Noo Elec makes a whole line of SDR devices, from inexpensive
dongles to the pricier (but well worth it if you have the passion) HackRF
unit. Take a look here:
There are some dongle vendors who sell junk. the Noo Elec units are high
quality. Of course, take that recommendation from someone who owns one of
their dongles, plus HackRF Blue board (clone of the HackRF and virtually
unobtainable now), and a Flex-1500.
73 de W0JT/5, EL09vu
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Franklyn A. Ballentine, Jr <
art.ballentine at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I just wanted to say thank you.
> I was also wondering the same thing and to see that it works well using an
> SDR for receive is very reassuring.
> Tax refund going to an SDR now.
> Thanks again!
> Frank B
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Norm n3ykf <normanlizeth at gmail.com>
> > 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
> > >> 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),
> > > change the color of the display on one of the rigs so I can tell them
> > > apart.
> > >
> > > 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
> > > other with a hand switch. So all I have to do is walk around the back
> > > 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
> > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/the2belo/
> > > http://www.qrz.com/db/JR2TTS
> > > Twitter: @Minus2_C
> > >
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