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RE: FT-897 info for VK2TXT



Could you elaborate on what some of these deficiencies are? I have used mine 
on the satellites and mobile with no issues. In my mind it is better than a 
IC-706.

Pieter



>From: "ANTHONY JAPHA" <tjjapha@earthlink.net>
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>Paul,
>I bought an 897 and returned it after 2 days.  I did not try to use it for
>satellites, but it was the worst rig I have ever used on HF.  The list of
>deficiencies was endless.  It's just not a user friendly piece of gear at
>all, and, with all the manipulations you need to make whicle using the
>birds, that is a prime consideration.
>
>Good luck with your choice.
>
>73,
>Tony, N2UN
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