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Re: Preamp bypass circuit



on 2/16/01 8:51 AM, Margaret Leber (K3XS) at maggie@voicenet.com wrote:

>> The FT-847 has a similar function (and also lacks VOX).
> 
> It sure does, labelled "MOX" right under the power switch. Easy to accidently
> punch them both. Does anybody know what that is *for*? I've never really found
> a
> good use for it. Could it really just be so you could go walkabout in the
> shack
> during a long transmission?


YUP!  When I am on satellite on SSB, I generally leave it pushed in.  When I
don't talk, I am not keying anything and since I am operating full duplex I
can jump in at any time.  It's more convenient than pushing the footpedal
all the time.

73,

Jon
NA9D

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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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