[amsat-bb] Opinions on ICOM 1271 1.2 ghz rig for satellite use?
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 17 20:39:04 PST 2006
Not owning a 1.2 ghz rig, and it apparently being a strong preference for
Eagle, I've been on the lookout for a way to get on that band. A
more-or-less local ham has an ICOM 1271 rig for sale. How would this rig be
for satellite work? What would be a reasonable price?
With 10 watts out, and about a 60' run to the roof (about 50' of that would
probably be hardline), would I need a massive antenna to get any kind of
signal into the bird?
The alternative is probably to find a one of those rare 1.2 ghz modules for
my Yaesu FT-737R, or some sort of transverter driven from my Yaesu FT-736R
or FT-767 (50/144/430 modules installed). What do you think?
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