[amsat-bb] Re: h/t advice

David Worboys m0zlb at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 18 16:27:47 PST 2007

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my original question - I have had two W32A's in the past and like an idiot I sold them and then regretted it afterwards - and of course, they then stopped making them! 

  Not being a great fan of Yaesu or Kenwood, I have stayed loyal to Icom for a long time, my present satellite radio being a 910HX. From what has been posted, it seems that at a pinch, the T90/E90 will suffice with an Arrow antenna for the FM only birds so maybe thats the way to go for the time being!
  Thanks again,
  AMSAT UK Member
Zachary Schrempp <zach.km7i at gmail.com> wrote:

You can use it, but you will not know if your signal is actually
getting through the bird or if you are transmitting over someone else.
I would say give it a try until you can get a cheap 2nd radio that can
serve as either the transmitter or the receiver. This way you will
create a full-duplex setup - with 2 radios. Also keep in mind that you
will need a diplexer for the Arrow if you are using just one radio.

Zach KM7I

On Dec 18, 2007 7:01 AM, David Worboys wrote:
> I would appreciate a bit of advice concerning h/t's?
> I spoke with Icom US who admitted that despite the current adverts claiming the IC-91A/D is the replacement to the W32A, its not - no full duplex for a start!
> So, I have the E or T90 which on the back of a bit of research I now find that by selecting "split" in the menu options, I can listen on 440 and transmit on 144 - its not full duplex I know, but for the FM birds (and coupled with an arrow type antenna), can I make this radio work on the birds?
> Thanks in advance
> David
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