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.
73, Drew KO4MA
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. The IC-7000 is OK in this respect, so maybe a IC-7000 / FT-817 combo? Otherwise I would suggest a IC-703 + transverter?
Simon Brown, HB9DRV www.ham-radio-deluxe.com
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I'll be using a Yaesu FT-857D for transmit and an FT-718ND for receive.
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