[amsat-bb] Re: Another satellite-receiver option
w8iss at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jun 8 17:11:15 PDT 2009
Will any of these receive the NOAA Polar Orbital Satellites in the
137MHz range without modifications? I see the receivers do have a
Wide FM (W-FM) mode but is it wide enough? My PCR-100 can be set at
50khz wide bandwidth to receive without modifying.
On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 17:22 -0600, Jerry Clement wrote:
> Hi Guy's
> It's been more than several years since I last posted to the bb's. I recently have become active on the sats again and must say that I am enjoying myself. I wanted to comment as to another radio that I have used in combination with my 817 for working the ssb birds. I use a Icon R20 for the downlink radio which is a terrific performer. Photos of me using this combination with a arrow antenna, may be seen on my website: www.stormchaser.cjb.net click on: handheld satellite. The other thing you will notice in these photos, is that I am using vox on the 817, which allows me a free hand for adjusting doppler on the 817. I am very pleased with this combination, although the R20 is a all band receiver only.
> Jerry VE6AB
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