[amsat-bb] Re: Linear Xpndr Operating Economics.
nss at mwt.net
Fri Feb 4 07:59:28 PST 2011
My first Oscar Station,,,
I do not remember if it was Oscar 6 or 7, but it was 1975, and we
listened to many passes on the ten meter downlink.
We got from a local ham, an old AM vfo controlled 2 meter rig. It was
AM only. it had a Red face and was BIG like the size of a heathkit
SB-200 amp. two VFO's one for transmit and a separate one for receive.
anyway we connected out Hallicrafters TO Keyer to the PTT line of the
mic, (with no mic installed) and it worked amazingly well. That was
out Oscar station back then, we made like 25 states or so on that setup,
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 2/4/2011 9:16 AM, Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> 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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