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

Howard Long howard at howardlong.com
Sat Jan 31 15:51:44 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

FWIW the FT-51R has memory tune as well as full duplex, although unlike the
FT-530/470 access to squelch and volume functions are through buttons rather
than knobs, making rapid twiddling of such controls difficult.

Over here, the D7 seems to have become my de facto standard, mainly due to
the value add of APRS/TNC functions.

73, Howard G6LVB

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