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

Andrew Koenig andrewkoenig at thathamkid.com
Thu Apr 3 16:38:25 PST 2008

All of my contacts (http://log.thathamkid.com/view.php?ViewCall=KE5GDB) have
been made on a FT-60. It doesn't have the capability of full duplex, but
it's still an awesome radio. After having it for about 2 1/2 years, mine is
still working fine despite the wear that I've put on it (numerous drops,
scratches, and water).

I recently have been experimenting with 2 FT-60's (one is my dad's) for full
duplex, and it seems to be working OK. I still have some more tests to do,
but it should work out to be just fine.

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com> 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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Andrew K.

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