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Re: Seeking Opinions: FT-847



HI..
     I have had my ft-847 for just over two years and I like it.
The BEST thing I like about it is, It will do any thing I need it to do
except ATV,,, If I feel like HF may be some SSB voice or Packet, Rtty, AM,
FM, CW, SSTV, or what ever my ft-847 is there. If I wake up and feel the
need to do some 2 meter or 70 cm SSB, AM, FM simplex or repeater,
Packet/DXcluster/APRS etc etc etc etc my ft-847 is there, and YES the SAT.'S
are there at the push of a button. Hay and how about the forgotten band 6
Meters, and you have all modes on that one too.
 And you know what,??? SOME TIMES I just turn it on to a short wave station
or a local AM station, (1010) and just listen as I read the E-mail or search
the web... All I can say is make sure you get the CW and SSB filters and a
Heil goldline mic and you will never need to buy another radio ever again.
     All in All the FT-847 is the best all around do every thing radio and
DO IT WELL radio on the market today.


Ve3hsc
144.214 USB
www.hamradio.50megs.com
Scott
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Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 3:22 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Seeking Opinions: FT-847


> Greetings Operators,
> I'm considering selling my three monoband VHF+ rigs in order to purchase a
> FT-847. I seek opinions on the 847 in general; how well does it perform on
> the birds and as a terrestrial VHF/UHF rig for contesting? I would also
> like to hear from ops who have used the 847 "in the field" for satellite
> operations, demonstrations, field day, etc.
> For reference, the three monobanders are TS-60 (6m), TM-255 (2m) and Yaesu
> FT-790R II.
> I have a TS-850 for the HF bands, so my primary interest in the 847 is for
> the VHF+ bands. I will probably hang a transverter on either the 850 or
847
> for 23cm activity.
>
> Thanks,
> Robin Midgett KB4IDC
> VHF+ Glutton
>
> SVHFS Conference April 25-26, 2003
> Huntsville, AL
>
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