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RE: New to ssb birds, IC706 vs FT897D



 I have heard that the TS-2000 is the radio to have for what you want. Not sure myself since I have just started on SATs, but that
is what I have heard from others.

  73 fer nw,
Bob AD5VJ(AAR6VM)


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> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org 
> [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On Behalf Of Psul Paradigm
> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:53 AM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] New to ssb birds, IC706 vs FT897D
> 
> Hello everyone.
> 
>  
> 
> I am interested in working the ssb birds on a budget, so I 
> have decided to purchase an inexpensive multimode radio. I 
> know that such radios are only half duplex, however, my 
> budget will not stretch to a full duplex radio - I want a new 
> radio with HF. My intention is to operate the radio via 
> computer control using a software package such as satpc32 or Orbitron.
> 
>  
> 
> So my question is this.
> 
>  
> 
> I have to decide between the IC706MKIIG and the FT-897D.
> 
>  
> 
> I would like to hear the opinions of the members of this list 
> about these two rig - advantages / disadvantages. I would 
> also like to hear about peoples experiences, good and bad 
> with these two rigs.
> 
>  
> 
> I know a number of operators using IC706MKIIG's, but have not 
> found a single Yaesu FT-897D ssb satellite user.
> 
>  
> 
> I have been operating on the FM birds for some time now, and 
> now need to move up to the ssb birds.
> 
>  
> 
> Thank you
> 
>  
> 
> Paul Paradigm
> 
> VK2TXT
> 
>  
> 
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