New FT-991 At A SPECIAL PRICE?   August 30th, 2014

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Yaesu displayed their new FT-991 this month in Tokyo. There are no firm dates for arrival in the UK or indication of price. It covers 160m to 70cms. There is no mention of 4m. If they have not included 4m, they have seriously missed a marketing trick.

The price could be sub £1000.

Peter G3OJV

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Key Log go

I can’t really remember the last time I tried RTTY. It was probably when I was trying out data modes a good few years ago. But I have just been trying out our new accessory for the Elecraft series of radios. It is known as the Key Log Go. In effect it is a very comprehensive electronic keyed with 20 memories and display facilities that also offers PSK31 and RTTTY. The latter is achieved by plugging in a keyboard that also permits the sending of CW.

What I really liked was the fact that I can now display up to 4 lines of text on its screen. This makes data operation much easier. Any PC keyboard with the right connection will work just fine I managed a few RTTY contacts without any problem and without a PC. PSK31 was just aseasy. Power can be from an internal PP3 battery or an eternal 12V supply. With the internal PP3 and the internal AA cells in the KX3, I am totally portable and what is more, the LCD screen is just fine in the daylight, which is more than can be said for a PC.

Peter G3OJV

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