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Re: Yaesu FT-847 CAT Interface



Yes - I too was surprised that the CAT system did not employ a read
frequency etc ... even the older Yaesu FT 767 has a complete readout system
of all parameters.
Robin Haighton VE3FRH

Willmott, Paul wrote:

> Ken,
>
> That's incredible! Oh well I guess that I won't be recommending anyone
> to buy that rig. Considering that the FT-900 supports reading from the
> dial, AND all the competition from Kenwood and Icom support reading from
> the dial, that the designers would have added it. On well, I do hope
> that however reviews the product in the magazines notices this and makes
> sure the buyers know. I love using the radio dial with Station, it's a
> shame that Yaesu users are once again disadvantaged.
>
> Cheers
> Paul, VP9MU
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenneth J. Ernandes [mailto:n2wwd@mindspring.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 1998 3:57 PM
> To: Willmott, Paul
> Subject: RE: Yaesu FT-847 CAT Interface
>
> At 14:30 4/2/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >Ken,
> >
> >The FT-900 has a frequency read command, and so you can read RX and TX
> >freq from the dial, just as you always could with Icom/Kenwood. I'd be
> >very surprised if Yaesu's new rig doesn't now support this, after all
> >they have the technology in the FT-900.
> >
> >Cheers and happy hunting
>
> There is no hunting, but apparently you're going to be surprised.  There
> is a command to "set frequency" (main VFO, Sat RX, or Sat TX) but no
> "get frequency" command.  I am surprised that it's this way too.  There
> doesn't appear to be any technology improvement with the CAT -- where
> you would think there would be the most room for easy upgrades.
>
> Ken
>
> Ken Ernandes
> n2wwd@amsat.org
> http://www.mindspring.com/~n2wwd






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