[amsat-bb] Re: Current Handheld
clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 7 12:23:12 PST 2010
>> ... "what is the best current handheld for FM sats"??
We do not have a currently-manufactured TRUE DUPLEX HT available. Alinco tried - but the sub-band receive performance on their DJ-G7T is gruesome.
I use and like the Yaesu FT-60R - for MANY reasons ...
-Receives 108 to a gig
-strongest belt clip of any amateur HT chassis on the market
-easy to manually program
-large, easy-to-read display
-and a battery situation that is great. Load up the optional FBA-25 AA alkaline tray with alkalines or NiMH cells, and you have FULL TX POWER available, is needed. Do that on, say, a Kenwood TH-F6a, and you have ONE-HALF WATT TX power.
Oh - and the Yaesu FT-60R can be programmed for "split freq" ops - where is receives on 440 and transmits on 2M.
Overall, it is a tremendous value for your money. Under $200 at HRO and AES and other authorized Yaesu dealers.
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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