This is very similar to my portable setup, except I use an Arrow, no diplexer, and swap cables at the antenna to go from J to B. Oh, and my headset is a Heil Proset. I found I get some feedback with the Traveler at my typical volume levels.
Hope you are having fun.
I've had numerous emails inquiring about the equipment I am using while I'm on my current trip, operating grids as work schedule allows.
Receiver: Yaesu FT-817 Transmitter: Yaesu FT-857D Antenna: Elk LPDA Headset: Heil Traveler Diplexer: Comet Triplexer CFX-324A
I utilize the two VFO's on each radios as follows: VFO A's are setup for mode J VFO B's are setup for mode B
As I change between satellites I need to reverse which radio gets the UHF/VHF feed from the triplexer and then change VFO on the radio. The biggest change I need to make is when I go to AO-7 I need to turn the MHz knob to bring me down into 432 from 435.
I'm utilizing the Comet triplexer because this one works well with little or no desense and had the right lengths of coax I needed. I have and use several diplexers from Diamond and Jetstream.
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