[amsat-bb] Re: Optimum HT for FM satellite use?

Jim Leder k8cxm at fuse.net
Sat Jan 31 08:10:12 PST 2009

While it's nice to have an HT with full duplex, I don't think any new full 
duplex model HTs are currently in production. The Icom IC-W32A is a very 
popular older HT that does full duplex. Many are using them with great 
success. I've been using a Kenwood TH-F6A with very good results. It does 
not do full duplex and by programming in extra frequency pairs the Doppler 
shift issue can be handled just fine. Full duplex is nice to have, but not 
really necessary. You can do fine without it.

     Jim Bob Buckeye
  **** Jim Leder****
    K8CXM since 1961
 IBM retiree since 1999

There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who understand binary
and those who don't.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon Bousman" <nw7d.ham at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:50 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Optimum HT for FM satellite use?

> I'm getting started in satellite work and interested in purchasing a
> suitable HT for portable satellite use using an Arrow antenna.  Wondering
> what is considered to be an optimum HT especially considering ease of
> managing the Doppler shift during a pass.  I understand that the HT must 
> be
> full duplex capable and thus rules out some models.
> Thanks, Gordon, NW7D
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