Monday, 10-Mar-2014 15:33:41 GMT
March 30, 1998
I have decided to rework the FT920 pages, and turn them into a resource for FT920 owners, rather than just a way for me to reflect my thoughts. With this change, I ask for help in gathering information for other FT920 owners. Comments, links, information, etc, are just a few of the things that can help make this a better page.
Something that has been bothering me the past few weeks, is the inability of the FT920 to support more than one SSB filter. I have been using an International Radio 2.1 kHz 8 pole crystal filter in my FT920 for several months now. It is markedly better than the filter that Yaesu supplies, but there are still times that I would like to be able to have other filters available. I understand that INRAD has a 1.8(1.9) kHz filter available as well as the 2.1, but they were in the process of finalizing an adapter to allow the filters to be soldered in place. My filter is wired in at the moment, and although I am happy with the filter, I don't think my installation is very "clean".
I asked George about the possibility of an adapter with sockets for his filters, as I thought it would be really great to be able to plug a filter in, rather than having to remove the circuit board and solder in another. I'd like to be able to use the 1.8, the 2.1 and perhaps any other SSB filter that they might make.
Another great modification would be the ability to have multiple filters installed, and be able to switch between them. I know I am asking for a lot, but look at some of the filtering that Icom has available on their newer rigs.
Ok, enough said. Send me your wants, wishes, comments, and anything else you feel pertains to the FT920.