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].

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