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RE: 847 vs 910



Les,
  Yes, I use a homebrew program for Doppler correction (I tried a couple of
other programs and they worked fine but I decided to write something of my
own). You will need a CT-17 level converter if you want computer control.
  I use NOVA, the SASI Sat Tracker with a Yaesu G-5400B. Together with the
Doppler shift program, operating the satellites is a 'hands free' process.

  A personal comment on the FT-847 vs. the IC-910H comparison. I wanted the
best performing HF transceiver available at the time (the FT-1000MP_MkV) and
I prefer the convenience of a separate HF and satellite transceivers  (no
antenna/radio switching to go from satellite to HF and the availability of
both HF and Satellite at the same time).
in my opinion:
- If performance (on HF) and convenience are you main concerns, the IC-910H
and a separate HF transceiver is your best choice.
- If flexibility and cost are you main concerns, the FT-847 is probably the
best choice.

Steve .. AI7W
LM #2270

-----Original Message-----
From: sco@sco-inc.com [mailto:sco@sco-inc.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 19:49 UTC
To: Steve
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] 847 vs 910



Do you ever use auto doppler correcting software control?
I have NOVA, the Y-5500 rotor and a SASI Sat Tracker.
I saw a program called SuperControl. The Uni_Trac 2003 also looks
interesting.

At 02:23 PM 1/20/2005, you wrote:
>Les,
>         I've used the IC-910H for satellite operations for several years
> now and am
>very satisfied.
>         I've used it on AO-40 and all the available LEO sat's running
> SSB, CW, FM,
>and some digital modes.
>         I have used the FT-847 a little but don't know much about it so I
> won't
>attempt a comparison, but my general impression is that the 847 is a more
>'General Purpose' rig and the 910 is more Satellite specific.
>         If you do decide on the 910 I recommend you get the DSP unit as
well.
>Steve .. AI7W
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]On
>Behalf Of sco@sco-inc.com
>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 14:54 UTC
>To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] 847 vs 910
>
>
>Which do most hams prefer, the Ft-847 or the Icom 910 for satellites?
>
>Les
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