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[Yaesu] Re: FT-840

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Subject: [Yaesu] Re: FT-840
From: john@admin.altair.ca (John Turgoose)
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 08:42:16 -0500 (EST)

1) I would look at the FT-847
2) Your FT-990 has a DC connector on the back for 12 (13.8) Volts
I used it on my AC FT-990 during our Ice-Storm.


John  VE3NFK

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Bill Brannick wrote:

> I am considering a backup rig to my good ol' FT-990 AC. A question
> about the FT-840.
> The Yaesu ads for this radio says it has a digital mode interface. I
> do not remember seeing a dedicated connector on the back of the radio
> when I briefly looked at it at HRO. Did I miss it.. or is the
> interface actually the mic connector which I would consider  a bit of
> a hassle.
> If there are any other rigs that could be suggested? I would
> appreciate hearing about them.
> 1. I would prefer Yaesu.
> 2. I would prefer the presence of a dedicated digital connector.
> 3. I do want it to be a DC powered radio. My 990 is the older AC model
> so I want an      emergency rig that I could get into service when the
> "big one" strikes.
> Thanks in advance for any responses.
> =====
> Bill Brannick
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