[amsat-bb] Re: VX-3 on FM Sats
rnutter at networkref.com
Wed Apr 27 20:38:31 PDT 2011
Got the VX-3R configured and charged before a near 90 degree pass from
SO-50. I figured this would be a good worst case scenario test to start
I was able to hear about a 1/3 of the pass (I had heavy foliage on both
I worked a station in Tx doing a sat demo and heard several others.
Used the Smiley whip antenna that was recommended to me.
Never really expected that to work as well as it did.
Using a Pelican 1120 case, I now have a very portable satellite kit also
including a TH-F6A, an iPod touch and a digital recorder.
Will be updating my website in a few days with pictures.
Makes a very nice travel kit to use instead of having to take larger
handhelds and an arrow antenna.
On 4/27/11 3:05 PM, Ronald Nutter wrote:
> I thought it would. I ran into someone who was adament that the mod had
> to be done. I ahve the VX-3R in my hands and saw the specs in the book
> that said it would work. Just trying to make sure that I have the T's
> crossed and the I's dotted.
>> Even the VX-3E for the European market transmits 144-146 / 430-440 and
>> receives everything.
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