[amsat-bb] Re: Radio setups
simon at hb9drv.ch
Sun Aug 31 01:01:46 PDT 2008
I suggest a used FT-847 single radio as it has the best computer support for
the satellite side - you can easily set the uplink / downlink mode whereas
with the TS-2000 you have to flip control between uplink and downlink before
setting the mode. Not a big deal though. TS-2000 has a nasty birdie which
gets in the way of SO-50 (I think).
I have a TS-2000 which I own and a FT-847 on loan.
SatPC (maybe) and some other Windows software controls two radios - if you
go this route then IMO you have the best flexibility. I don't know what
radio I would suggest - I'm a fan of the IC-703, for satellites the IC-7000
is also an option. Sadly the Yaesu FT-8x7 can't update the frequency via the
computer while it's transmitting.
Anyway - starting from scratch - look for a used FT-847, be ready to buy a
pair of external SSB Electronics pre-amplifiers.
Simon Brown, HB9DRV
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Tapio" <tim at timtapio.com>
> Looking at ideas for all mode transceivers for working analog sats.
> I haven't ruled out two individual radios, actually see a lot of benefit.
> Need to be able to control Doppler on up and downlinks.
> It appears SatPC will do that.
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