[amsat-bb] newbie question Icom 910H & LEO antennas

Jim Danehy jdanehy at cinci.rr.com
Mon May 26 08:26:00 PDT 2008

Although licensed for 55 years + , I am just now an SWL on the birds. I did Oscar 6 in ~ 1975. Having worked and confirmed all of the DXCC countries and just recently retired, the birds have my interest. I have plenty of 1/2 inch and 7/8 inch hardline and connectors as well as a Kenpro G 500 elevation rotor. I have an Elecraft K2 with their transverter and a Microwave Module with satellite capability for 435. Just need some antennas. I am also thinking of getting a more modern rig and the Icom 910 caught my eye. A friend of mine has a Yaseu 736 which he will sell me with 2 and 440 modules. No price discussed yet but I thought $700 would be my top. As an alternative I thought about the Icom 910H. The only concern was a comment I read on EHam that it was not user friendly on the FM birds being more friendly to the JA birds. Is the 910 capable of doing AO 51 OK or is it a pain ? Often information can be misleading. This is my first post here on the BB. If there is any bird operator close to Cincinnati, Ohio , I would love to visit your station. I do have the old style Mirage bricks for 2 and 432 too. I thought of Egg beaters from M Square but now leaning more toward the 10 foot long circular yagis for 2 and 432.  

Any info or comments would be greatly appreciated. Hope to QSO many of you soon.

73  Jim W9VNE

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