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

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 4 16:20:40 PST 2008

You mean you have to switch to the receive VFO and
then switch back to the uplink VFO every time we
need to make a Doppler correction?  It's not cold here
in Florida, but I can sure see how that would be
annoying.  Andrew said the FT-530 has a "subband
tune function," what about that?
73, Bill  
> --- Dan O'Barr <kl7dr at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi Rafael and Bill,
> > 
> > That’s the issue with the FT-530, and it’s the
> same
> > with the Alinco DJ-580.
> > They are both very good radios for full duplex. If
> > you are in a warm climate,
> > and do not have to wear gloves, then all the
> button
> > pushing to change back and
> > forth between VHF for transmitting and then to UHF
> > for receiving and changing
> > frequencies for Doppler, then it’s no big deal.
> > However, up here the ability to
> > just program 5 spit channels, like the VX-7R,
> makes
> > it a lot easier to work a
> > pass. I believe the FT-51 has the capability of
> > working full duplex with a
> > setting that allows the operator to transmit on
> one
> > band and receive and tune
> > on the other.  

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