[amsat-bb] 9600 Capable Dual-Band Radio?

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 03:53:48 UTC 2017


With the arrival of FalconSat-3's 9k6 packet capability, I've been looking at radio options.  Perhaps others have, too.

While the Kenwood HT option is great, I would prefer to use my computer.  So, if I understand correctly I need a radio with a data port that is capable of handling 9600 data.

And, while FalconSat-3 needs me to transmit on 2m, I'm only considering dual-band radios in anticipation of wanting to transmit 9600 data on 70cm in the future.

The Yaesu FT-7900R is one of the lowest cost dual-band radios that I've seen (new) that has a data port that the manual indicates can handle both 1200 & 9600 packets.

By chance has anyone used this radio for 9600 data at any point? 

Or if you don't have first-hand experience w/ the FT-7900R, am I correct that it's a radio that I can transmit a 9600 data stream through from my computer?


-Scott,  K4KDR
Montpelier, VA  USA

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