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Author Topic: FT-847 or FT-991A  (Read 737 times)
N8FVJ
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« on: January 11, 2018, 05:39:15 PM »

I work SSB on 2 meters & 70cm. I own a FT-847. I do not use it on HF as I have a far better HF radio. Is it worth replacing the FT-847 with a FT-991A?
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G8YMW
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 05:53:38 PM »

I would say "Should be"
The 847 is an old design.
Shame the Icom 9700 is still under wraps as I think it should be a cracking radio without any waste on HF /6/4
IMHO the only "Shack in a box" radio that is not a compromise is the Icom 9100
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 07:48:20 PM »

One key difference is that the FT-847 can do full duplex on VHF/UHF, which is very helpful for operating on satellites!  Most rigs including the FT-991/A cannot do full duplex.

73, Ed VE3WGO

ps. I had an FT-847 long ago, then a TS-2000X, and now an IC-9100.  I like the 9100 the most of all.
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 08:39:40 PM »

One key difference is that the FT-847 can do full duplex on VHF/UHF, which is very helpful for operating on satellites!  Most rigs including the FT-991/A cannot do full duplex.

73, Ed VE3WGO

ps. I had an FT-847 long ago, then a TS-2000X, and now an IC-9100.  I like the 9100 the most of all.

$1200 for FT-991A. $2100 for IC-9100.......yikes!
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AA2UK
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:23 PM »

The 991A will blow away your FT-847 on VHF/UHF.
Bill, AA2UK
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:13:11 PM »

The 991A will blow away your FT-847 on VHF/UHF.
Bill, AA2UK

Ok, I will get the FT-991A. Thanks.
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 04:54:14 AM »

Ha, sold my FT-847 within a few hours last night. Will order the FT-991A this Monday.
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 05:31:55 AM »

Sold FT-847 & added $270 to get a new FT-991A. Good deal?
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