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

Mike Thompson zryder94 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 14:06:41 UTC 2017

How would a Yaesu VX-8D do with FalconSat-3?
On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 10:53 PM Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings!
> 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?
> Thanks!
> -Scott,  K4KDR
> Montpelier, VA  USA
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