[amsat-bb] Re: Enhance your Easy Sat Experience!
k5oe at aol.com
Fri Jan 6 06:00:06 PST 2012
Yes, Bob, I see those old D700 at hamfests regularly. Add to the list of full-duplex HTs the Yaesu FT-51R. I bought mine on ebay years ago for way less than it costs to go to a Texans game. I did a quick check and found one for sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAESU-FT-51R-2M-440MHZ-PAGING-TRANCEIVER-PORTABLE-4-MIKES-2-CHARGERS-MANUAL-/110802350647?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cc55b237
An old HT almost always needs a new aftermarket battery (or two) if you plan on actually using it handheld.
> You omitted all of the other full duplex radios: The D7 and D72 HT's and
> D700 and D710 mobiles.
>> Full-duplex has a very important purpose in the satellite world.
>> you don't need base-station radios like the Icom IC-9100, IC-910,
>> Kenwood TS-2000, or Yaesu FT-847. If you own two handhelds,
>> chances are you have what you need!
> There are 10's of thousands of these Kenwood radios out there, and many
> people upgraded from the D7 and D700 to the D72 and D710 for the enhanced
> APRS functions. But the full duplex dual band radios remain the best there
> is for full duplex FM satellite AND APRS satellite work.
> Bob, WB4APR
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