[amsat-bb] Re: Radio Setup

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 26 08:43:17 PDT 2012

>But operationally is there a huge difference?

Not really. Both work. I have a 910 and 847 at home, and use an 857 and 817 mobile.

>On another subject...
>Are eggbeater antennas a good option for someone just starting out? 
>Something like M2's setup?
Not really, in my opinion. They might work, but you could have a much better antenna system for less money. M2 short starter series yagies tilted up 15 degrees, a tv rotor, and a UHF preamp would cost less than a pair of eggbeaters and work twice as well.

73, Drew KO4MA

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