[amsat-bb] Re: No current production full-duplex HT's?
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 4 15:19:57 PST 2009
There was a thread posted a few weeks ago about a new HT from Alinco, reportedly to debut at Dayton, that will offer full-duplex operation.
There are no current-production HTs that are full-duplex capable.
Tim - N3TL
-------------- Original message from Dave-K7DAA <dave at k7daa.com>: --------------
> Sorry for the bandwidth, but I know this question comes up here
> periodically. I've looked around quite a bit, but I can't seem to
> locate any newer information about whether or not there are any
> _current_ production HT's capable of transmitting on 2 meters while
> simultaneously listening on the 437 downlink for use with the FM
> sats. As far as I can tell, that answer is "no", but I wanted to make
> sure that's the case before I go looking for a gently-used Icom W32A
> or similar older unit. I'm tired of the "excitement" of having to
> transmit in the blind when operating portable on SO-50! That got old
> the first time I tried it late one night when there was no activity on
> an overhead pass, had to try to switch on the TOT, then guess whether
> I had actually done it correctly, etc...
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave - K7DAA
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