[amsat-bb] Re: Optimum HT for FM satellite use?
Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
mlunday at nc.rr.com
Sat Jan 31 11:25:30 PST 2009
I have been successful with the VX6, no need for Doppler or full deuplex,
just program in the channels for every 5 khz on the receive, in the range of
+/- 1- kHz, and tune manually during the pass. Manual solution, works well
without the need for detailed Doppler. Besides, on the FM repeater birds
there is some FM "capture effect" which is to your advantage...no need to be
spot on for the receive freq
wd4elg at arrl.net
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of jeff kb2m
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:09 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Optimum HT for FM satellite use?
I think the new Yaesu VX8r is full duplex. I recently purchased one, but
haven't had a chance to get on the FM voice sats with it yet, to see how
well it works. It does run APRS well with it's add-on GPS, I did get it to
digi via ISS. I can't wait for it to get warm, so I can do some more stuff
73 Jeff kb2m
>> > 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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