[amsat-bb] Re: Best HT's for sats?
andrewkoenig at thathamkid.com
Thu Apr 3 19:16:19 PST 2008
I do the same thing with my 2 FT-60's in full duplex (I just got it working
tonight). I have a pair of headphones and my iPod with the iTalk module to
record all of the contacts I make. I find it a lot easier to do that then
trying to scribble calls as I go.
Bill, if you're looking for a full duplex radio, I don't really have many
suggestions, but you mentioned having a VX-2. The VX-2 has a VERY nice
receiver, so with the VX-2 for RX and a FT-60 for TX I think it'd work out
pretty nice for you.
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Mark Vandewettering <
mvandewettering at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2008, at 5:11 PM, 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
> I've been using a TH-D7A and an Arrow antenna. Works
> great, no problem with desense, and it's fun to use
> the APRS stuff to bounce packets off ISS, Go-32 and NO-44.
> It's not the most glamorous, but it works very well for
> satellites, and I have no hesitation in recommending it
> for that.
> I find the full-duplex to be really useful. I put a
> splitter on the sound output, and run half to some
> cheap earbuds and the other to a voice recorder. That
> way, I can record both my voice and others without
> difficulty. Scan back through my blog @ http://brainwagon.org
> for example mp3s.
> Mark KF6KYI
> > You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of
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> > http://tc.deals.yahoo.com/tc/blockbuster/text5.com
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