SOTABEAMS Speech Compressor

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A new addition to my shack…

I have used my Yaesu FT857D and FT450D for years now, but have found that working stations in pile ups and noise is frustrating. My voice is fairly quiet and I have to ‘talk-up’ the microphone in order to work stations in contests. The modern Yaesu transceivers seem to lack a good speech processor. When I saw the SOTABEAMS Speech Compressor Kit advertised I realised that this is what I need. I ordered one and built the kit, which is very easy to build and set up. Now I have the ‘talk power’ to get through the noise, reports from stations are excellent and it really makes a difference!
Although the Speech Compressor is really meant for the FT817, it works really well with both the FT857D and FT450D.

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