So. What do people think the best bang for buck 817 upgrade is?? With the dollar heading north again (if you believe the financial review 🙂 it might be time to order some bits from OS again.
My current thinking is a Collins Mechanical filter of some Type/Style/Manufacturer.
On my Sota activations. The most common observed issue (as such) is wide adjacent frequency signals causing noise especially when 7085KHz has a chat group going and we are on 7090KHz. On occasion the wide local ops have made hearing weak stations a little hard.A narrower filter should also provide a more punchy TX signal as well.
I have only once had rf noise. This was my fault. Setting up too near a fire watch tower (empty when I arrived) but when opened up. Aircon/computers made some local noise. So I’m not sure a bhi dsp is best $$ for result.
My current thinking is either
The inrad 2Khz single SSB filter board
Or the w4rt dual SSB/CW (500hz version) board.
The Yaesu version at $240ish locally has priced itself out of contention, reviews and comparison of the w4rt/inrad options claim they perform better..
Have people before me gone down this road and care to comment on options and what worked
And of course the 10MHz GPS reference/locking improved oscillator XREF from VK3HZ.
Too many options that all provide a different benefit. :$