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Re: Oscar 7



Scott Wilson wrote:

I am waiting on a well-used older FT-817. It's probably not optimal, but
it's an all-mode 2m and 70cm rig. I guess these days it's the most
affordable (cheapest) all-mode setup. I'll just have to see if it serves
better on the TX side or RX side. Downside to TX is only 5W. Downside to
RX is that it's an early non-DSP model, so no NR, and limited SSB
filtering (if any?)

Wayne Estes replies:

You can install a Collins SSB filter in the FT-817.  That improves audio 
quality on both transmit and receive.  The improved selectivity isn't 
really needed for satellites because ham satellites are incapable of 
producing strong adjacent channel signals.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

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