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

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Nov 21 02:10:34 UTC 2014

You don't need a PC to use an FT-847 on the satellites. AC0RA has
directions for working the SSB satellites with an FT-847 on his
website: https://sites.google.com/site/radiostationac0ra/how-to-satellites/working-the-ssb-sats

I didn't get an FT-847 because it'd be tough to operate like this with
an FT-847: https://twitter.com/PRStoetzer/status/525740859778924544


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:32 PM, Bill ACITO, W1PA <w1pa at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> I suppose you *could*, but why would you *want* to?
> Portable (Minimal equipment -- no PC for doppler)
> 847 tracking is not trivial to set-up without a PC (which band goes in which
> VFO? sidebands set right? inverting? which VFO should TX? etc)
> Minimal set-up and complexity. Use the satellite "one true rule".
> Why didn't the dual-817 guys buy an 847?
> Bill W1PA
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