Thanks for your un-scientific analysis ...I absolutely DO see the need for engineers in our world ... (grin)
... daunting task of programming memories into the FT-817ND ...I hate to admit it, but I used programming software to program my '817.
But I *can* manually program split freqs on an FT-60R! (At least I think I remember ...).
Which "homebrew" sat antenna did you build?