[amsat-bb] Re: Very Interesting Radio - Possible Sat Use
ka3hsw at att.net
Thu Jan 12 11:01:02 PST 2012
Main drawback appears to be that they are not full duplex... but at those
prices, why not buy TWO?
----- Original Message ----
> From: Clayton Coleman W5PFG <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>
> To: Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com>
> Cc: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
> Sent: Thu, January 12, 2012 11:49:11 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Very Interesting Radio - Possible Sat Use
> Excellent idea and post, Tom.
> I have posted two YouTube videos of the Baeofeng UV-3R being used for
> satellite work. I would suspect performance of the UV-X4 to be
> similar in nature. AC0RA and I have made a few "Baofeng to Baofeng"
> contacts to test the performance on several of the LEO FM satellites.
> Timing and antenna orientation is key and I would recommend two the
> radios be used for full-duplex, as in your suggestion Tom.
> Here's a video of receiving AO-27 using the stock rubber duck:
> here's a video of receiving AO-51 using an Arrow:
> (I did make a contact on this AO-51 pass, though I wouldn't recommend
> it because of the semi-duplex limitation)
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