[amsat-bb] Re: FM birds

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 15:30:27 PST 2011

At 04:47 AM 2/4/2011, John Geiger wrote:

>Another group to target is the VHF/UHF weak signal crowd.  Many of them have
>the necessary equipment to get on AO7, FO29, and VO52, but might not know
>it, or know how to proceed.  These birds will give them a chance to use
>their multimode rigs between band openings.

With the advent of the new all band, all mode radios such as the 
FT-817, IC-706IIG, IC-7000, TS-2000, etc, etc, combined with many of 
us having an older 2m SSB transceiver kicking around, it would be 
surprising how many of us have the capability to work these birds.  I 
know I do, just have to get around to giving it a try.  I have worked 
the SSB birds before, mostly Mode A (RS-10, RS-12/13, etc), but did 
work the Fujis at hamfests.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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