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RE: FT-817 and Sat



Hello Phil

> >    Has any one used the Ft-817 on downlink sat work for
> > rs-12/15... or VHF/UHF uplink / downlink for other sats.

> Yes, but I was initially disappointed in the receiver sensitivity, it
appears
> to be about 12DB down on the FT-847. A mast-mounted pre-amp fixed the
problem
> on VHF now I'm waiting on parts to build one for UHF use.

That's interesting: I've not had a sensitivity problem with this radio
receiving sats, but then either I use it in the shack with mast mounted
preamps or with an Arrow antenna and barely 6' of coax.

73 Howard G6LVB


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