[amsat-bb] Re: adding UX-910 to radio

Stan, W1LE stanw1le at verizon.net
Sun Nov 22 09:02:34 PST 2009

Hello Jack,  A few points:

1. Yes, there are existing active satellites on 1.2 GHz, activated on 

2. There are always conventional terrestrial communications on 1.2 GHz 
(1296 MHz)
Contests, sporadic openings, EME, repeaters, ATV, etc.
Roving or at the base station.

3. 1.2 GHz is the most popular microwave band, 10 GHz is a close second.

4. The IC-910H is a great radio, 3 bands in one box with 100W on 2M. I 
love mine.

5. Whatever radio you get today will be obsoleted in a few years and
logistically unsupportable a few years after that. That has always been 

6. The real question is if you have the time and $$ to set up a 1.2 GHz 
station now, AND operate it.

7. Having a 1.2 GHz capability today only allows you to have more ham 
radio fun.

Stan, W1LE     Cape Cod     FN41sr

Jack Barbera wrote:
> I've been thinking about adding the 1200 MHz band unit to my 910 radio.  My dilemma is foremost that will this band be used on any of the  new satellites?  The rumor is that the 910 radio may be discontinued.  The question I have is whether to quickly obtain the module in the event that this is also discontinued.  I would really appreciate any thoughts on what action I should take.  I do like ICOM products but find it difficult to get information about this type of situation.  Thanks for any input. Jack WA1ZDV 
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