[amsat-bb] Re: Another satellite-receiver option
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 8 20:47:15 PDT 2009
The Kenwood TH-F6 (see Tim's message earlier) will do all of its modes on 137mHz. For FM you get either the narrow kind (5 kHz, like we use on 2m) or wide (100kHz, like FM broadcast band). I don't believe there's anything in between. If you have enough antenna up front, the wide one might do it for you. There's also AM, SSB, and CW.
> From: w8iss at wideopenwest.com
> To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
> Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:11:15 -0400
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Another satellite-receiver option
> 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.
> James W8ISS
> 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
> > www.ve6ab.blogspot.com
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