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Re: FT-847 replacement: suggested feature



If not already included  please add a switch to put ON and OFF 
the AGC wich is important for sun-noise measurement and 
adjustement of preamplifiers for the lowest Noise Figure.  

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reicher, James" <JReicher@hrblock.com>
To: "Nate Duehr" <nate@natetech.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 9:51 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] FT-847 replacement: suggested feature


> A built-in DVR (digital voice recorder) with at least 10 memories
> 
> 
> 73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Nate Duehr
> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 2:23 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FT-847 replacement: suggested feature
> 
> Cathryn Mataga wrote:
> 
> > 2.  Audio jacks for hooking to a PC.  This is a no-brainer.  Two
> little 
> > jacks, just like on the sound cards for
> > soundcard line in and out.
> 
> Just extend that sentiment to...
> 
> Please manufacturers, stop using non-standard connectors that we can't 
> find on cables lying around the house that we're willing to cut up 
> anyway because we already have ten of them and we're pack-rats...  ;-)
> 
> RCA, 1/8" stereo, and yeah... if you're going to put DIN plugs on the 
> silly thing, use the same 4-pin pinout as S-Video... we can find those 
> at ANY store.
> 
> Mic jacks should be fine as RJ45's (they're getting there, most mobiles 
> are there now) with straight-through pinouts so we can grab any ol' 
> Ethernet cable to extend them.
> 
> Put an AC input on back of any radio destined for a desk, with a 
> standard IEC cable 3-pin (PC-style) AC plug connector, but leave us DC 
> inputs on the back also in case we need that.  If it's a switching 
> supply, design the birdies into areas of bands we don't care about, and 
> give us a way to move them around a little via a knob, like the Alinco 
> power supplies.
> 
> This little mental thought process has been fun.  I hope someone from 
> the manufacturers is listening.  Many of these suggestions would cost 
> virtually nil to implement.
> 
> Of course, the one that wasn't mentioned yet... we said "packet" but 
> make sure APRS is in there, like the D700 (or better?) too.  1200 and 
> 9600.  On the front panel display.   No PC required.  ;-)
> 
> Nate WY0X
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