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ea4dsy

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FT-8900R or IC-706MKII (not G)
« on: 2019-09-10, 22:08:59 »
Hi, I am planning to remote a transceiver for vhf use mainly.
IŽve got the two of my subject, FT8900R  and IC-706MK2 (no UHF)
I am looking for advice on wich of the two is easy to configure and connect. specially without troubles.
IŽll be using the wifi board installed.
I did not purchase the RR device yet.
any advice is wellcome.
Thanks for your help.


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Re: FT-8900R or IC-706MKII (not G)
« Reply #1 on: 2019-09-12, 09:05:32 »
I would say that the FT-8900 is easier as the FT8900 only need standard cables

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Re: FT-8900R or IC-706MKII (not G)
« Reply #2 on: 2019-09-12, 18:52:48 »
IŽv got both the original cable and a copy from ebay that uses RJ cables,  both  for the IC-706.
The antena matches the ft-8900 directly without diplexer. so the 9800 is easyer to connect.
I am asking if any of them is more problematic or there is any known incompatibility.
I am also worried about the Wifi module and if it fails often.

Thanks.


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Re: FT-8900R or IC-706MKII (not G)
« Reply #3 on: 2019-09-13, 06:54:58 »
Hi
About the wifi module. I have been using rrc control module with wifi for four years now. I have three units, for three different rigs, and they newer fail. Good sensitivity and no trouble with interference.
73 de Alf, la1zm

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Re: FT-8900R or IC-706MKII (not G)
« Reply #4 on: 2019-09-20, 21:32:42 »
Well..  IŽll try with FT8900 plus wifi board on the transceiver body side.
Thanks.