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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by gil on July 11, 2018, 01:59:16 PM »
I don't think the 817 needs defending. It is no doubt a great radio.
Gil

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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by caulktel on July 11, 2018, 01:19:26 PM »
I feel like have to defend the FT-817 :D I love my FT-817ND but I only use it for SSB and I'm very happy with the performance. I do have the Inrad SSB filter installed. YMMV.

Joel
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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by Jon_Garfio on July 11, 2018, 12:52:07 PM »
817 is a swiss army knife, has all but no good in nothing.

If you are not a ultra fan of CW, perhaps 817 runs fine for your propuse but in my case, the 99.9% of HF QSO are CW mode, I want more performance, selectivity and tools to make posible better contacts.

Please tell us more. I am considering selling my two years old and unused FT817ND.

Why do you consider it not a good platform for Morse code (CW)?


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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by gil on July 11, 2018, 12:50:54 PM »
The Elecraft K2 only comes as a kit. You can find used ones. It is an 80-10m CW transceiver, which can be extended to 160m and SSB. There is even a 100W option. Power is 14W. I built one a few years ago and it is an excellent radio for CW. The receiver is very sensitive and had good filtering. It is not a particularly difficult kit but takes a long time to build because of the number of components. Elecraft still sells it but my guess is that 2018 might be its last year... Let's hope not... It does cost a lot new but is worth every penny.

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Why do you consider it not a good platform for Morse code (CW)?
Probably because you need to buy an extra filter for CW, and the receiver isn't as sensitive. I never used one but I suspect it does work fine, just not as well as an Elecraft. No other radio offers as much in such a small package though.

Gil.
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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by Sparks on July 11, 2018, 12:46:45 PM »
However 817/818 is not a good plattform for morse Code, in fact, I sold it and get a Elecraft K2.

Please tell us more. I am considering selling my two years old and unused FT817ND.

Why do you consider it not a good platform for Morse code (CW)?
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Technical Corner / Re: Digital modes for preparedness
« Last post by Andywragg on July 11, 2018, 11:02:59 AM »
Take a look at what Julian (OH8STN) is doing with FT-8 using a headless RPii3 and a tablet. You may need a different cable to link to the sound card.

I assume you've got DroidPSK up and running.
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Technical Corner / Re: Digital modes for preparedness
« Last post by CPR on July 11, 2018, 05:35:09 AM »
I installed clocksync and yes, over 3 seconds deviation. I synched it now and will try again some day (when the rain will stop). Thank you Gil.
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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by Rowsey1108 on July 10, 2018, 07:05:24 PM »
I bought for my 817 a 455khz filtre CW.
Works great and makes the rig runs well on cw Mode.

However 817/818 is not a good plattform for morse Code, in fact, I sold it and get a Elecraft K2.



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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by Rowsey1108 on July 10, 2018, 05:48:06 PM »
I think around 400Hz works great.
Gil

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Morse Code / Re: Yaesu CW Filters
« Last post by Jon_Garfio on July 10, 2018, 05:42:52 PM »
I bought for my 817 a 455khz filtre CW.
Works great and makes the rig runs well on cw Mode.

However 817/818 is not a good plattform for morse Code, in fact, I sold it and get a Elecraft K2.



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