[amsat-bb] Does one 847 equal two 817's?

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Thu Nov 20 21:38:12 UTC 2014

I suppose you *could*, but why would you *want* to?

73, Jim  KQ6EA

On 11/20/2014 08:56 PM, Bill ACITO, W1PA wrote:
> I see a lot of current portable transponder ops running two rigs (most 
> likely 817's).  Folks seem to be unencumbered by the lack of tracking 
> and Doppler coordination between the two radios. Dare I say it --  old 
> school?
> Despite the tracking and inverting capabilities, is there any reason I 
> couldn't run my 847 in the same "mode", using the two separate VFO 
> dials like two 817's and nothing else? Am I missing something?
> Any one, from the various AMSAT portable ops, have a YouTube video 
> showing _in detail_ how you are running two 817's?
> Anyone else run your 847 this way?
> Bill
> W1PA
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