[amsat-bb] Re: Handheld of choice...

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 2 05:10:26 PST 2006

The yaesu FT-470 has worked for me for many years and is regularly available 
used at a good price.

The FT-530 works well too, but seems to command a lot of money for a used 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Davies" <ki4hxt at amsat.org>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 6:09 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Handheld of choice...

>I can tell you from first hand experience that the w-32a's built in 2005
> and maybe later suffer from a severe desense problem that totally wipes
> out the 70cm downlink when used with an arrow antenna. I would recommend
> the Kewood TH-D7 hands down. If you are looking in the used market I
> have also used the Alinco DJ-580 and the DJ-592 which work great and can
> be picked up at a fair price if you do some looking. Feel free to check
> into the Florida AMSAT Net this evening at 7:30 PM Eastern.
> 73
> Rob
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