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

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sat Jan 31 08:37:34 PST 2009

Unfortunately there are no full duplex HTs left in production. If used is 
OK, I can recommend the Kenwood D7, Yaesu FT-530 and 470, and Icom W32A. The 
530 is my favorite for FM voice due to the subtune feature for the receiver.

As other have said it's not absolutely required to have full duplex, but it 
is more conducive to being a polite operator, and making more contacts. 
Consider getting something like the Kenwood F6A to use as the receiver and 
all around non-satellite use, and then pick up a beater 2m HT for the 
uplink. You could probably pay for the 2m rig with the money you'll save on 
a Arrow diplexer!

73, Drew KO4MA

----- 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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