[amsat-bb] Re: How to do 1.2ghz when sat radio is FT-847

Tim Tapio tim at timtapio.com
Sat Jan 3 12:13:56 PST 2009

Hmmmm, this BB is great....same questions I've been asking myself as of

73 de Tim, K4SHF

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Michael J. Wolthuis
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 2:01 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] How to do 1.2ghz when sat radio is FT-847

I am excited with all the late use of 1.2ghz and want to get involved.  
I have an FT-847, which doesn't have a 1.2ghz option.  So what are others

Here were my thoughts....

1) Add a 910 for 1.2ghz - expensive
2) Utilize my TS-2000 (currently HF) for 1.2ghz by adding UT-20 - not sure
how hard the add-on is to do
3) Buy another radio (?????) for 1.2ghz use
4) Is there some way to use the FT-847?

If there is references out there to this, Google did not do me well, please
send links and pointers.

Thanks and hopefully I'll be on 1.2ghz soon.  I have an antenna and 50ft of
inch and a quarter to the shack on the Sat rotator, but just never hooked it
too anything.


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