[amsat-bb] Re: No current production full-duplex HT's?

n3tl@bellsouth.net 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>: -------------- 

> Folks: 
> 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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