[amsat-bb] Re: Articles on Getting Started on SSB Sats

wb7dru at usfamily.net wb7dru at usfamily.net
Sun Dec 4 21:20:57 PST 2011

Very creative and efficient use of color.  Never thought of using the screen color to match the band.  Now I will need a portable heater for the Minnesota winter...guess I could mount the antennas to an ice house and go quasi-maritime mobile as soon as the lakes freeze over :)


David Donaldson
Burnsville, MN
Grid: EN34ij
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-----Original Message-----
From: David Palmer KB5WIA <kb5wia at amsat.org>
To: "Trevor ." <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 10:20 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Articles on Getting Started on SSB Sats

Hi Trevor,

Just FYI, I've posted a detailed description of how to set up a
station for working the SSB (and also FM) sats on my web page at:


The station consists of twin Yaesu FT-817ND radios and an Elk antenna,
and a number of us in the community are using such systems for
portable and home ops on SSB sats with very good success.

This article is also in the AMSAT Journal:  [David A Palmer, KB5WIA.
"Twins!  A Backpack-Portable Full Duples Satellite Station with Dual
FT-817ND's".  AMSAT Journal 2011 34:14-16. ], for anyone that's

Best 73 de Dave KB5WIA

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Trevor . <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> The AMSAT new starters page at
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/information/faqs/
> is a valuable resource but it seems to be all about FM sats, there's little showing newcomers how to use the Linear Transponder SSB/CW sats.
> Why is this, well clearly because no-one, myself included, can be bothered to write something that can be made available on the AMSAT site.
> There is of course some infromation scattered around the web that show what can be done with simple equipment on the Linear Transponder satellites such as:
> AO7 from Indoors on 2Watts and Arrow antenna.
> http://observations.biz/Observations_from_Norway/Observations_04_01_2009.htm
> The LA2QAA portable AO-7 Station
> http://observations.biz/Observations_from_Norway/observations_14_06_2008.htm
> POWER. How much is enough?
> http://www.observations.biz/Observations_from_Norway/howmuchpowerisenough.htm
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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