[amsat-bb] Re: Using D710 to work the sats?

AC7YY - Kim ac7yy at comcast.net
Mon Jun 15 20:22:45 PDT 2009

Hi Marv

I have used both the D700 and the D710. I have not noticed much
difference in the receive between the two radios. I use both a 5/8 wave
duel band and a 1/4 duel band on my durango. The 1/4 works much better
but I have made contacts with the 5/8 wave when I am out in the open.

I use 435.300 VFO (5Hz Steps) with it set to 'CTRL' on the right side
and 145.920 memory channel on the left side in my PM setting. That
allows manually changing the downlink thoughout the pass from 435.310 to
435.290 when operating AO51. To change sat's I change only the uplink
memory channel and then manually change the downlink to the appropriate

kim - ac7yy

On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 21:21 -0500, racer5039 wrote:
> I have been playing with my homebrew antennas and the D710 I have in the van to try and work AO-51 portable and get ready for field day.
> The first setup in the driveway was a pretty high pass and I couldn't hear a thing. My next try was out in the country. I had the D710 hooked up again and it seemed to be deaf. There was a fellow ham there with an 817. when we hooked it up to the 436 homebrew cheep antenna, it could hear quite well. Better than the Elk antenna that I just got in fact. 
> My question is the D710 that tight on the rec. that its not going to hear the sat if I am off frequency a little?
> Is there anyone on the board that is using or has used the D710 to work any of the FM sats?
> if so, can you e-mail me off the board with any input you may have on this set up. I'd really like to be able to work field day and I am running out of time.
> Thanks
> Marv
> N0FJP 
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