I have the FT480, FT780 and FT680, all bought inexpensively. The FT480 and FT780 are very nice satellite rigs, among other things, on FM they can be tuned in 1kHz steps, ideal for properly correcting Doppler.
They are also good general QRP VHF rigs, with 10 Watts out and a reasonable receiver. My units are both off a bit in frequency, not too bad for a 30 year old rig.
I have seen the pair with a console a couple of times at hamfests over the years, but they are not common. - Duffey KK6MC
On Dec 27, 2013, at 6:35 AM, Gary Joe Mayfield [email protected] wrote:
I am not associated with this item in anyway...
At one point in time I had a Yaesu FT-480. It was a good rig that helped me make many satellite contacts.
I had read about the console, but no one had ever seen one and we just assumed it didn't really exist.
We were wrong as one is on sale on eBay right now:
There was a time when that truly would have been the ultimate satellite station!
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