Ft-857d

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d_strong

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I just got a FT-857D radio that I want to hook up to 2 different antennas over one coax line. I want to hook up a 10 Meter dipole and a 2M/70cm J-pole. I have been looking at a Comet CF-530C diplexer to complete this task. Would I have to get two CF-530C one for the radio end of the setup and one for the antenna side of the setup.

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Yes, for that application, you'd need two, since the hf antenna jack is separate from the 2m/70cm antenna jack. In fact, here's a diagram that shows that very application:

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/2998diag.jpg

Really, though, you'd be better off just making two coax runs. And it might even be cheaper, depending.

How do you like your 857D? I just bought one a week or two ago, and am still in the process of installing it in the car.
 

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I can do another coax run for what it cost for one Comet CF-530C so thanks for the input on my question.
I really like the FT-857D I have only had acouple of days so far I think it's a great radio I just have to get use to the menu's. I have been reading the owners manual I have programmed some of the local repeaters with no problems.

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857d

1. I love my 857D. It's lots of fun, although I'm still learning to use SSB on HF. (I only recently became a General.)

2. Let us know how your set up works. I'm considering getting a CF-530 to use with my rig.
 
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