[amsat-bb] Re: Using Yaesu VX-3R on the FM Birds
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Apr 27 11:37:41 PDT 2011
> Just picked up a VX-3R to build a Microsat portable station. Reading the
> specs, it appears I should have any problems programming it for the birds
> but have been told that I have to "mod" the radio to get it accept all the
> sat frequencies. Has anyone used the VX-3R and did you need to do the
> radio mod and if so, which one ?
No mods are needed. The VX-3Rs for North America transmit and receive
across the 430-450 MHz range, so you are covered for satellites at 435-438
MHz. You will not have full-duplex operation with that radio, but can use a
couple of ways to work the FM birds. I programmed groups of memories for
each satellite in the VX-3R I previously had, and it worked OK.
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