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Re: Features in FT-847 replacement



Can we make that Spectrum display a real time system John?

Joe  K0VTY
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On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 22:21:02 -0500 <john.klim@verizon.net> writes:
> Here is my $.02 worth on what else a new rig should include.
> 
> 1. IF DSP
> 2. Spectrum display
> 3. Computer interface (USB not serial)
> 4. Add other Microwave modules (5 GHz for example)
> 5. Interface for Digital modes (RTTY, PSK, and others)
> 
> 
> John Klim
> N3KHK
> AMSAT LM
> 
> 
> 
>  -----Original Message-----
> From:         owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org 
> [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]  On Behalf
> Of John Geiger
> Sent:        Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:38 AM
> To:        Steve Meuse; Alan Biddle WA4SCA
> Cc:        amsat-bb@amsat.org; nh6cj
> Subject:        Re: [amsat-bb] Features in FT-847 replacement
> 
> This might be a good time to start letting Yaesu know what features 
> we would
> like to see in their replacement VHF/UHF/SAT radio.  How about:
> 
> 1. Optional modules for 222, 902,  and 2.4G.  I know, 222 and 902 
> have a
> limited use area, but how much can the module really cost to make.
> 
> 2. Cover 10m/6m/2m/70cm/23cm as standard.  Full HF would be nice, 
> but make
> it better than what the 847 did.  10 meters would at least cover the 
> current
> and proposed satellite modes.
> 
> 3. 100 watts on 6/2/70cm with 25 watts on 1.2g.
> 
> 4. Built in SWR meter, voice keyer, CW memory keyer, TCXO and AM/FM
> subreceiver (like the TS2000) with crossband repeat capability.
> 
> 5. Ability to send 12 volts up any one of the coax lines to power 
> mast
> mounted preamps.
> 
> 6. The ability to select, via menus, which bands go with which coax 
> jacks.
> If you have a dual band 2/70 antenna, it would be nice to put both 
> bands on
> the same coax jack, etc.  The 817 is able to do this in a crude way.
> 
> 7. Most would like a built in TNC.  I have no interest in packet, so 
> I can't
> really comment on what is needed for that.
> 
> What would such a radio cost?  Who knows?  But remember, the FT847 
> sold for
> $1800 when it first came out, and the Kenwood TS2000 originally sold 
> for
> $2200, and those prices didn't hurt the market for them.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Meuse" <smeuse@mara.org>
> To: "Alan Biddle WA4SCA" <WA4SCA@amsat.org>
> Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 3:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FT-847 discontinued?
> 
> 
> > Alan Biddle WA4SCA expunged (WA4SCA@amsat.org):
> >
> > > Nate,
> > >
> > > I would be happy if the hypothetical replacement rig had the 
> necessary
> > > separate RX and TX connections to install transverters.  Of 
> course there
> are
> > > mods which allow you to do that with the FT-847, but it would be 
> nice
> not to
> > > have a bunch of extra coax leads hanging out the back.  ;)
> >
> > You don't need seperate TX/RX ports for using a transverter.
> >
> > Most modern transverters have a common IF, or at least the option 
> for a
> common IF. DEMI has other options for those who don't want to get 
> into doing
> the figgly wiring bits.
> >
> >
> > -Steve
> > N1JFU
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