[amsat-bb] Re: radio equipment

MM ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 9 08:39:35 PDT 2007

Sat Radios:
good quesiton, do not know of any in production.
i use the Yaesu FT-736R for 6,2,440 and 1.2ghz.

M2 antennas, the 22 element CP for 2-meters
and the 44 element CP for 440

Kenpro 550

AIN plastices in norwood mass, Sold fiberglass 1.5
inches. $200-300 for a 20 foot section.

LMR-600SF (super flex, can go around rotors, aprox 
size .75 inches, much lower loss than "ALL" RG-8 style
0.405 coax cables.  It does cost more than thinner
coax, but you will only install it once and it will
last 20+ years.  Also you can forget about calcuating
coax losses below 1.2 ghz, because its not a factor
any more.

In-Shack Amps:
For 2 / 440 i use TE-Systems.  
on 2-meters you have selections from 100 to 400 warts.
i got 10 years of regular usage out of a 400 wart
until it took a lightning strike.  i replaced it with
the same models.  Strap.

73 Miles
Space Station Mir Sysop 1995 - 2001

--- Mike Nettles <Mike_Nettles at centurytel.net> wrote:

> Hello to the list. I have a chance to put a
> satellite station in our new state eoc. I have to
> get a list of equipment together so it can be sent
> out for bids. 
> My question is what radio currently available can do
> 38.4k speed digital right out of the box or with
> simple mods? Also what selection of 2m, 70cm and
> 1.2ghz antennas and pre-amps would give us the best
> performance for the sats up now and the sats that
> are planned?
> Thanks
> Mike kb5wbh
> Ar State RACES Officer
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