[amsat-bb] Re: Active FM Sats
Pedro A. Perez
eb4dka at teleline.es
Tue Jul 5 03:42:20 PDT 2011
There is an easy way to work linear birds from mobile. All you need is a
single band SSB mobile radio (FT-857, FT-897, etc), a portable SSB receiver
(TH-F6, etc.) and very simple antennas for the downlink (like the CJU for
mode J, 1/4 whip for mode B, etc):
I´ve made hundred of QSOs via FO-29 using this little station. It also works
nice on FM birds.
> Show me an all-mode HT that retails for the same sort of price and is the
> same sort of size as an FM HT and I might be interested. Otherwise, to
> get UHF and VHF SSB I'm stuck with an inconveniently large radio which is
> only really useful for the twenty minutes a day that a satellite is
> Not to mention the difficulty involved in tuning the radio and aiming the
> antenna. Doesn't the Doppler shift mean you need to constantly retune?
> How do you manage to do that, key the mike and point the aerial, *and*
> have enough brainpower left to make a contact?
> Gordon MM0YEQ
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