[amsat-bb] Re: TH-D72 HT ...
kq6ea at verizon.net
Sat Dec 4 14:11:42 PST 2010
I agree that would be a pain on the linear birds, but I've *never* had
to adjust the uplink frequency on an FM bird. The receiver passband is
made deliberately wide so you don't have to worry much about it.
On 12/04/2010 08:35 PM, Dave Tipton wrote:
> Ever tried holding two HT's while adjusting two VFO's, while pointing an
> Arrow antenna, while trying to sip your coffee, while munching a biscuit?
> Your logic is great, but don't overestimate the convenience of having
> everything in one box, just for the sake of being able to save a few bucks.
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>wrote:
>> It looks promising for true, full-duplex V/U FM satellite ops.
>> And, of course, an awful lot more (GPS, APRS, et al).
>> But five hundred dollars?
>> Heck, a person wanting to work full duplex with the FM birds could
>> purchase, for example, a Yaesu FT-270 and FT-277R brand new for a total of
>> $280 - and have enough money left over to purchase an Arrow Sat Antenna with
>> diplexer, a spare battery pack, and a modest dinner for the family - in
>> comparison to the $500 for the 'D72a.
>> Tentatively, the secondary band RX "de-sense" is not as dramatic as it is
>> with the Alinco. More test results by Tuesday.
>> Blog on the new Kenwood at ...
>> Clint, K6LCS
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