[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu 530

Tyler Nicholas tyler.nicholas at att.net
Thu Jan 27 08:45:08 PST 2011

Hi Zach,

I found my FT-530 on QTH.com and it had a charger and a battery with it.  There's one on eBay right now that looks to be ok.  I would just watch eBay, QRZ, QTH, and eham for some to pop up.  The FT-530 has a good receiver and hears great when you are transmitting on 2m.

Another feature that makes satellite operation on the FT-530 a breeze is the sub tune feature.  It allows you to leave 70cm as the active band for tuning with the VFO while the PTT button transmits on the 2m side.  This makes things so easy because you never have to switch bands back and fourth all the time to adjust your downlink frequency.

Tyler Nicholas K5TDN

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On Jan 27, 2011, at 9:03 AM, zach hillerson <qstick333 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for your response to my query regarding duplex vs. 2 ht.  I agree with you that a singular, well performing duplex ht is ideal.  If I could find a used duplex I would much prefer that to spending $500 on a new Kenwood.  I'm wondering where you managed to find your Yaesu 530?  Do you think posting a WTB on QRZ is a decent way to go about looking?  
> Finally - is the 530 the preferred duplex ht?
> Thanks for your great post and help, I appreciate it.
> Zach Hillerson

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