[amsat-bb] NO84 in safe mode

Ryan Noguchi ai6do at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 11 18:13:00 UTC 2019

 To be fair, my experience is only with the RSP1A, which is two years (two generations!) newer than the RSP1 that Scott uses. If you're looking to inexpensively add a receiver to a transmitting radio for a full duplex satellite system, the $120 RSP1A is a very serviceable option and much cheaper than a transceiver. I don't think the RSP1 is available new any longer. 

You're right in that in certain portions of amateur radio, the equipment is evolving very quickly; in other areas, very glacially. I bought a new FT-818ND last year, which is not really a substantive improvement over the FT-817ND, which has been around for fifteen years. I use it exclusively as a transmitter for linear satellite work, and it works well in that role, as would your FT-817. 

73, Ryan AI6DO

    On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:29:05 AM PDT, Phil via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:  
 On 11/6/19 12:44 pm, Ryan Noguchi via AMSAT-BB wrote:
>  In my uncalibrated-ear testing with an A/B switch on satellite downlinks, I found my RSP1A is noticeably more sensitive (with HDSDR driving it) than the FT-857D, FT-818ND,

Thank you Ryan and Scott for your replies. I'm surprised that the RSP1 
is more sensitive than the FT-817, which I bought when they first became 

I've been away from Amateur Radio for quite some time and I feel that 
advances in the field are passing me by.



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