Aloha! I am looking for opinions, views, and experiences about transceivers as we are looking to upgrade to a better transceiver for a satellite ground station.
There seems to be a trade-off with the IC-9700 : It is tri-band, specifically tuned to satellites, which enhances its receiver, but is not rated at 9600 bps, which many operators have said is problematic, since satellite passes are relatively brief.
By comparison, the FT-991A is “all band,” yet can receive at 9600 bps, as also the IC-705.
I’m sure there’s no right answer, but I’d be grateful for anyone’s past experience with these radios - or any others. I’m still a noob who has a lot to learn.