[amsat-bb] Re: Best HT's for sats?

Ronald Nutter rnutter at networkref.com
Thu Apr 3 16:58:57 PST 2008

I dont know of any handheld that is full duplex.  You might have to use 
2 handhelds and a filter on the uhf downlink to cut down the desensing 
depending on how close the antennas are.


Bill Dzurilla wrote:
> I've made many sat contacts with my VX-2R but am
> thinking about upgrading to something with 5 watts
> output.  I used a borrowed IC-W32A and Swan Island and
> it worked fine, although I could not hear my downlink
> in full duplex mode, too much desensing.  Not sure
> full duplex is even worth the extra money, as it seems
> that most duplex HTs have a similar desensing problem.
> I was thinking about trading in the VX-2R for an FT-60
> or a VX-6R, any comments on these or other
> sat-friendly HTs?
> 73, Bill NZ5N  
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