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Re: 123MHz on FT-847



I've used the 847 at 123 MHz with no trouble, but I have nothing to compare
it to.  I do not understand what Jon is describing.  I am under the
impression all of the noise/performace issues are made or broken before the
radio (unless the raido is really bad!).  It is very easy to believe the S
meters could vary wildly radio to radio.

I've never had to cycle radio power to make it work.

73,
Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <na9d-2@speakeasy.net>
To: "Bob WJ6T" <wj6t@bak.rr.com>; <AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 123MHz on FT-847


> on 3/15/03 5:58 PM, Bob WJ6T at wj6t@bak.rr.com wrote:
>
> > The FT-847 works very good as a 123MHz IF. Some times you have to turn
the
> > power off then back on after you tune to 123MHz.
> >
> > I use the 847 all the time on 123Mhz with my Cal AMP downconverter and a
3ft
> > dish and patch feed and hear the noise floor very good on AO-40. I have
used
> > the 145 MHz if also works all the same. But you can not transmitt in to
the
> > downconverter on 123MHz.
>
> All I can tell you is that when I compare my FT-817 and my FT-847 at 123
MHz
> with my AIDC 3031, the difference is night and day.  The FT-847 shows the
> minimum noise level of about S3.  The noise minimum on the FT-817 is S0
like
> it should be.  The maximum signal of the AO-40 beacon on the FT-847 is
about
> S7.  The FT-817 shows a solid S8.
>
> The readability of signals on the 817 vs. the 847 at 123 MHz is night and
> day.  Huge difference.  Maybe my 847 just isn't up to snuff or something.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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