[amsat-bb] receiving APT on 137 MHz
kq6ea at verizon.net
Sat Jun 14 03:48:59 UTC 2014
I have several ways to do it.
I have one of the old Hamtronix R139 crystal controlled receivers I
built from a "kit".
It wasn't what I'd really call a kit, more like a box of parts with some
instructions. It works fine once you get it operating.
I also have an old Radio Shack scanner I "converted" by pulling out the
IF filter and replacing it with a fixed capacitor. It also works "OK",
and considering I have about $5 in it, it's winner in the
And lastly, I have several of the USB "dongles", including both versions
of the FunCube dongle.
They all work fine using an M2 2 Meter eggbeater with an SSB Electronic
2 Meter preamp mounted at 20'.
Yes, I know I'm using the antenna and preamp way "out of band", but it
doesn't seem to hurt. I get solid copy from when the APT birds are above
10*, and that's plenty good for me.
73, Jim KQ6EA
On 06/14/2014 03:00 AM, Lizeth Norman wrote:
> Hi all!
> What are people using to receive APT on 137 MHz?. Since I do have an az el
> rotator, was possibly looking for a homebrew yagi design. What say you??
> Norm n3ykf
> Currently very bored in Lima, Peru.
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