[amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-736R versus newer transceivers
ec4tr.luis at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 17:50:13 UTC 2017
I owned both 736 and a 910 for several months, I made exhaustive tests
during VHF/UHF contest and always gave a better result on 910.
My two cents.
El 29/04/2017 a las 18:08, David G0MRF via AMSAT-BB escribió:
> Hi Dave.
> The FT736R receiver sensitivity is limited by its noise figure, which is about 4 or 5dB at best.
> By the time you add on a little coax loss you have a receiver which struggles to compete with modern sets.
> However, having said that the radio is loved by many as a simple receive (masthead) preamp powered directly from the radio can transform its sensitivity. It is still used by many for EME
> Contesters also like this radio but frequently replace the internal LNA and mixer with one produced by Mutek.
> I have one here and still use it. No front end replacement, but a masthead preamp does work wonders.
> David G0MRF
> Please help me out with critical comments about receiver sensitivity vis-a-vis the venerable FT-736R and latest 2-m/70-cm all-mode transceivers best suited for AMSAT work.
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave N4CVX
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