[amsat-bb] Re: re best transceiver for sats

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Fri Jul 4 10:08:57 PDT 2008

My flavor for S band is- I use  an old TS700A 2 meter xcvr with the transmitter dissabled.  It is so easy that when in the heat of battle to accidently transmit into the dc.  These and similar radios are fairly cheap (less than $200),  and depending on the dc cost is well worth it.  The TS700 is now my stand alone, designated S band receiver.
73 Bob W7LRD

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Angus" 
> To: 
> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 1:41 PM 
> Subject: [amsat-bb] re best transceiver for sats 
> > Hi all, 
> > just wondering what you think is the best transceiver or transceivers for 
> the satellites. By this I mean to be able to TX and RX at the same time 
> (covering from 144mhz, 70cm and 23cm), was thinking possibly something like 
> the ICOM IC910 (with 23cm board added) so that USB downlink and LSB uplink 
> can be done (can the TS2000 do this also). Or is it better to have 2 
> seperate radios altogether, and use one for the uplink and one for the 
> downlink? 
> > Any thoughts or what do you think is the ultimate set up, doing quite well 
> here with very simple FT817 and old FT480R but using transverter for 23cms. 
> > regards 
> > Gus M0IKB 
> Hi Gus, M0IKB 
> In my experience 2 separate radios altogheter, and use one for the uplink 
> and one for the downlink is better ! 
> If you are doing quite well with very simple FT817 and FT480R and using 23 
> cm transverters I suggest you do not change your setup. 
> 73" de 
> i8CVS Domenico 
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