At 10:12 AM 8/31/2008, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
Unless you are exceptionally long winded, not adjusting the frequency during transmit really isn't an issue. The 897 and 817 will work just fine, with or without computer control.
I could be wrong (I hope not) but the FT-8x7 is not suitable for TX as you can't adjust the TX frequency while transmitting
I'll be using a Yaesu FT-857D for transmit and an FT-718ND for receive.
I will second Drew's comment and would also note that the now ancient InstantTune could run a single FT-817 (or FT857) by adjusting the TX VFO while receiving so you could dispense with the second radio.
This is not the best since you can't tell how well you are getting into the satellite but it is much simpler when you want to run mobile or portable operation.
I do not know if one of the current programs will do this but it isn't hard to implement.
73, Tony AA2TX