|Icefield Parkway, Alberta|
|One of the 8 black bears we encountered - this one VERY closely|
I am trying to decide on the choice of IF as I want to use an unmodified FT817. 28MHz will allow 472-479kHz to appear "in-band", but at 28MHz the start-up drift as the LO settles will still be some tens of Hertz. This hasn't proved problematic with WSPR, so guess this is my choice. At least the dial will directly read the "right" frequency e.g. 28.477kHz will correspond to 477kHz.
In view of the picture above, I am not sure what power the transverter will use bear-foot (sorry, weak joke).