[amsat-bb] Re: satellite radios
hawat1 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 28 19:16:21 PST 2011
I would put my hand up for the Yaesu FT 847. Its designed for, and has all the features a full duplex sat radio needs (4 antenna connectors, 12 V over coax out for mast-mount pre-amps, normal and inv. doppler correction, plenty of memory spaces etc.) It works flawlessly on U/V and is a pretty decent HF + 6 m rig, too. Connect that to a laptop with SatPC32 and you are all set. I work all currently usable satellites with a modest antenna setup with no problems whatsoever (unlike the TS2000 which apparently has a birdie on the Oscar 29 downlink frequency).
As it has been said, they pop up on ebay / vkclassifieds every once in a while. You should be able to get a good used one for about 800 US + 150 shipping from the states.
From: Dave Guimont <dguimon1 at san.rr.com>
To: jim at coloradosatellite.com
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2011 11:53 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: satellite radios
Haven't seen your smiling face on here for a long time, a pleasant surprise!
I use the 910 and Icom does make a successor to it...I've not used it, but talked to people that have used both and nothing but praise for the new one...As you know there isn't anything the 910 can't do...
> I would appreciate info on what the currently available satellite radios are. We have used the IC-910 and FT-736R for some time and now need to recommend a radio to a couple of groups building cubesats. The 736 is of course long gone but it appears the 910 is also no longer made. We recently helped a group who had bought a TS-2000 and I was not particularly impressed with it as a satellite radio.
> So what's current and what works well on V and U?
> jim at coloradosatellite.com
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73, Dave, WB6LLO
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