Desense. Your FT-530 will whip it in any test you try I'm sure. In my opinion, and after 10+ years of heavy FM LEO operation, the FT-530 is the finest HT for satellite work ever made. The receiver is sensitive but good with intermod, it's true full duplex, 5 watts, and has that wonderful sub-band tune feature.
I don't recall specifics, but I remember thinking the QST review really missed the boat on the G7.
73, Drew KO4MA
From: Bill W1PA [email protected] Sent: Apr 27, 2011 8:40 AM To: "[email protected]" [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: DJ-G7 for LEO
Is it just de-sense, or lower sensitivity on the sub-band? I have one on loan I am going to try (A-B compare to my FT-530 with the Arrow), as soon as I find a SMA-BNC adapter in my shack.
I read the QST review and the author said "no issue" except for same-band sub-band, but he is not an experienced LEO user (as he stated in the review).
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" [email protected] Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 6:47 AM To: "Bill Acito" [email protected]; "[email protected]" [email protected] Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] DJ-G7 for LEO
Big thumbs down, as the full duplex desenses very badly. Nice radio otherwise, but stinks for satellite. I bought one of the first hundred, and have kept up with the firmware updates.
73, Drew KO4MA
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