[amsat-bb] Re: Linear Xpndr Operating Economics.

Roger Kolakowski Rogerkola at aol.com
Fri Feb 4 07:16:12 PST 2011

Simple answer...FM rigs will tend to "chirp" as you key the mic line as 
the VCO pulls onto frequency...crystal matrix FM radios such as the old 
Standard will be T-9...

The purists will cry about the chirpy signal...but, most people who work 
CW on satellites would relish a new operator/contact even if they were QLF.

That being said...I have works scores of stations with my own "chirpy" 
signal and even have received some polite 599's back.

Roger Kolakowski

On 2/4/2011 9:30 AM, Rich Dailey wrote:
> Let's not forget about the funcube dongle as a terrific economical
> solution for receiving.  And any decent FM transmitter can key CW,
> no? Assuming someone already has a vhf/uhf rig, I can see getting qrv on linear
> transponders today for under $200.
> Or am I being too simplistic?
> Rich, N8UX
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