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

Ronald Nutter rnutter at networkref.com
Mon May 26 13:07:26 PDT 2008


I have used the IC910H for several years on the birds and have found it 
very friendly to the FM birds.  I use two non satellite memories for 
each FM bird.  One for the VHF uplink and one for the UHF downlink.  One 
the UHF memory, I store it with AFC enabled so the radio automatically 
tunes for the doppler shift on its own.

Please check my web site at www.ka4kyi.com for more info on how I 
operate the birds using the IC910H and other radios.  Contact me 
directly if you would like with any other questions you might have.


Jim Danehy wrote:
> 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 op
>  ator 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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