[amsat-bb] Re: Linear Xpndr Operating Economics.
ka3hsw at att.net
Fri Feb 4 10:49:04 PST 2011
My first "satellite" rig was a pair of Drake B-line twins with the TC-2 transmit
converter and SC-2 receive converter, a homebrew 2-meter turnstile on a tripod
in the driveway, and 10- and 15-meter dipoles in the garage & house attics. I
could work RS-10/11, RS-12/13, and RS-15 in modes A, K, and T, as well as HF,
and had less than $600 invested in the whole station.
Over the weekend I will be posting for sale a bit of ham radio history that will
enable someone to uplink to AO-7 and FO-29 on the cheap... a KLM Echo 70.
Watch for more details!!!
----- Original Message ----
> From: k6yk <k6yk at juno.com>
> To: nss at mwt.net
> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Fri, February 4, 2011 11:33:46 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Linear Xpndr Operating Economics.
> Boy, that sounds familiar !
> My first Oscar station was a Regency HR-2B FM rig
> with ONE crystal in the middle of the uplink band on 2 meters,
> keying the high-low power switch. You couldn't hear the low
> power but the 15 watts on high power made it fine.
> And the receivers were an HW-101 and Hallicrafters SX-117.
> Bought an AMECO preamp for HF, which helped out on 10 meters.
> That was good enough to work lots of stations, maybe a total of
> 600 QSO's on OScar 6 and 7!
> Then when the RS-10, 11 came along, I tried some mobile work
> using an ICOM 230, again only one frequency, keying the PTT line,
> no chirp, and Yaesu FT-301 for receiver. Larson 2 meter antenna and
> Hustler 10 meter antenna on the pickup. Worked quite a few QSO's
> that way, too!
> All CW only, of course on mode A. Didn't get an all-mode rig
> until about 1986 during the "RS" era.
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