[amsat-bb] For Sale Yaesu FT-847 Satellite Rig

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 13:10:53 UTC 2016


Posted this a few weeks ago, following up:

Would much rather see this radio go to a fellow AMSAT enthusiast and let
this radio be enjoyed on satellite, let me know if you have interest in
this FT-847 at $795 to start the discussion, I'm willing to negotiate to
make someone happy working the birds.

Contact me off list if interested and we can talk.


On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Mike Sprenger <mikesprenger at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> Cleaning out some things, would rather see a fellow amsat-er enjoy this
> radio on the Satellites
> I have a Yaesu FT-847 which is an all mode (FM/CW/SSB) HF through 70cm
> (less 220) Rig.    Its not had a lot of use since I got it, which means its
> got little wear.
> Asking $950 plus shipping to your QTH.    I have the original box for this
> radio. There's a scratch on the top next to the speaker, but even so, it
> looks nice, given this, its not museum quality, but it sure will get you on
> the air if you like working the satellites and look nice in your station.
> Also, it has RS-232 and is a late enough model that the RS-232 is
> bi-directional, which means it works fine with SatPC32, where for instance,
> you tune the receive dial on the radio, and SATPC then reads the downlink,
> calculates doppler, then sets the uplink for you.  Works nicely, with 100w
> on 6m and HF (plus Mode A on AO-7 = uplink on 2m down on 10M) and will
> power mast mount preamps on 2m/70cm via the coax.
> No Paypal - Cashiers Check or Money Order, then I'm glad to ship.   The
> Radio Works - Selling As-Is because I'm not interested in being scammed and
> have someone send me a carcass back....expecting a refund, sorry I even
> have to say that...   For serious enquiries, I'm more than willing to
> provide pictures.  (I don't think pictures go through the amsat-bb, I can
> send pictures direct)
> Here's the info from Yaesu's website about the radio:
> http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&
> ProdCatID=102&encProdID=1F9F41E47B926F9590C43C638C5EFD00
> 73
> Mike

Mike Sprenger
(37.9167N  81.1244W is the Summit)

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