[amsat-bb] Re: Combining two Arrow Antennas

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 4 09:41:11 PST 2009

>you cannot CAT control the 817/897/857 to adjust
> when transmitting? And there is a delay in receive too.. I already have
> a 706 and 817, but thinking of trading this in for a second 706?

Don't be overly long winded and the frequency adjustment issue isn't a 
problem. You don't have to use CAT control at all, especially on full duplex 

I'd use the existing 706 for transmit, and the 817 for receive. The previous 
issue then becomes moot. Take a laptop and the 817 and an arrow for portable 
half duplex fun. I do this for hamfest demos and while on vacation, and it 
never fails to please. Matter of fact I just bought a used eee netbook for a 
lighter source of prediction and Doppler correction.

73, Drew KO4MA 

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