FT8900 in the shack: 50MHz FM added to the monitoring mix

With the Wouxun dual band mobile rig here to be reviewed for Practical Wireless, I thought I would pop it in the car for a week or so. I did that yesterday and took the FT8900 out of the car. Since all the connections are the same as the FT7900 I use in the shack for 144/432MHz FM, I thought I would use it in the shack.

It seems to be working well, and nice to have 50MHz on it too, though no 50MHz FM QSOs yet. I've a couple of memories set up for 29MHz and though it's only on the 50:144/432 MHz collinear, good signals have been coming through on 29MHz FM.

More of course on the Wouxun in Practical Wireless!

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

Leave a Comment

Subscribe FREE to AmateurRadio.com's
Amateur Radio Newsletter
News, Opinion, Giveaways & More!

E-mail 
Join over 7,000 subscribers!
We never share your e-mail address.



Also available via RSS feed, Twitter, and Facebook.


Subscribe FREE to AmateurRadio.com's
Amateur Radio Newsletter

 
We never share your e-mail address.

Please support our generous sponsors who make AmateurRadio.com possible:

KB3IFH QSL Cards

Hip Ham Shirts

Georgia Copper

Ham-Cram
Expert Linears

morseDX

Ni4L Antennas

N3ZN Keys

West Mountain
R&L Electronics


Do you like to write?
Interesting project to share?
Helpful tips and ideas for other hams?

Submit an article and we will review it for publication on AmateurRadio.com!

Have a ham radio product or service?
Consider advertising on our site.

Are you a reporter covering ham radio?
Find ham radio experts for your story.

How to Set Up a Ham Radio Blog
Get started in less than 15 minutes!


  • Matt W1MST, Managing Editor




Sign up for our free
Amateur Radio Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address: