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Re: FT-817 Question



"Frank Grossman (WB2BXO)" wrote:

> I'm considering purchase of an FT-817 for both satellite and H.F. work.
> I've noticed though, that some basic features, like CW and sideband filters
> are options.  (I realize it's not a full duplex radio.)

Frank,
    As far as I'm concerned, the lack of full duplex makes it TOTALLY
UNACCEPTABLE for the linear satellites.  This was truly stupid on the part of
Yaesu.  It's fine for the FM birds, but without full duplex it's just barely
above worthless for the SSB birds.


73
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Jim Walls - K6CCC
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http://home.earthlink.net/~k6ccc/
626-302-8515    FAX  626-302-7501
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