[amsat-bb] Re: 2 ht vs. 1-duplex ht

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Wed Jan 26 13:00:56 PST 2011

Zach, there are a lot of VUCC's out there that use exactly what you have...

Most here will argue that you HAVE to be duplex....a lot get by without it

The way AO51 has been lately, I don't think it would matter if you were
sitting on top of it trying to get in !!

Good luck in the contest

73, Ted K7TRK

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Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:20 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] 2 ht vs. 1-duplex ht

Good afternoon all - 

As I am officially hooked after my first week of operating the satellites, I
am trying to gain a bit better operating setup.  I love the arrow and tripod
that I am using and find the Yaesu FT60 to be perfectly suitable.  I am
thinking that operating duplex would be a big help so that I will know if I
am making it into the hectic afternoon passes of AO51.  I'm not thrilled
with having extra stuff to lug in and out, front yard and back etc... but I
want to do what's best for making contacts.  

Is there a group consensus of whether 1 HT that is true duplex or running
two HT's is a better formula?  I's love to hear your thoughts,


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