[amsat-bb] Re: Wish List, The Ideal VHF/UHF Sat Rig
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Mon Mar 1 14:39:46 PST 2010
When I retired 4 years ago, I had a long list of things to do, get, or build
on my ham radio To Do list. After looking at the Flex 5K, I realized that
well over half of them would be rendered moot by it. Since virtually none
of my operating is on HF, I have been waiting (and waiting, and waiting,)
for the V/U module to be ready. While waiting, I have gathered a few tools
to go with it, including a GPS disciplined reference oscillator, so I will
never need to wonder about what frequency I am really on. It looks as if
that time is almost here, and I will be able to retire my venerable FT-847.
Who knows, I may even start working HF again. And it will feel good to buy
American again. The last purely US Rig I had was from Hallicrafters.
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