[amsat-bb] Re: What would be a good radio ???
w7lrd at comcast.net
Sat Jan 3 13:36:29 PST 2009
Don't forget the IC-1271A. Icoms 1.2Ghz 10W transceiver no longer being produced. They are rare and still command a high price. I found one from this BB several years ago.
73 Bob W7LRD
"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
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From: Sebastian <w4as at bellsouth.net>
> 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.
> > Marv
> > N0FJP
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