[amsat-bb] Re: What would be a good radio ???
w4as at bellsouth.net
Sat Jan 3 13:11:25 PST 2009
ICOM IC-910H if you want 1.2 GHz. Radio is in production, a bit on
the expensive side, but you get what you pay for.
Otherwise a Yaesu FT-847; no longer in production, doesn't have 1.2
GHz but can be added with a transverter. The Yaesu FT-736R is still
an excellent radio but really getting old, and parts may be a problem;
many suffer from broken internal power supplies, however you can use
an external one.
If I missed any, I'm sure someone else will give you more ideas.
I also have a TS-2000 for HF, but use the FT-847 for satellite work.
Some have said that if you use a mast mounted preamp for 440 MHz, and
disable the TS-2000's internal preamp, that significantly cuts out the
birdy. I haven't tried that because my preamps are fed their voltage
directly with the coax via the FT-847. The TS-2000 doesn't have that
capability; why that was left out doesn't make any sense to me.
73 de W4AS
On Jan 3, 2009, at 1:33 PM, racer5039 wrote:
> I have a TS-2000 that I am using now to work the birds but am you
> all know the Kenwood TS-2000 has a problem with the down link at or
> around 436.800.
> My question is...what would be a good radio to use on these birds?
> Maybe something that would cover the 1.2G stuff as well.
> Thansk to all those that helped me out with the SSB Sat tuning.
> It has really helped me out.
> Thanks again.
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