[amsat-bb] AO-73/FUNcube mode switch.

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Dec 20 04:14:31 UTC 2015


You may end up transmitting from the FT-857 and listening
with the IC-706 for AO-73. It was the third generation of
the 706 line, the IC-706Mk2G, which added 70cm to the
other bands it already had (HF, 6m, 2m). Good luck with
your setup, and hopefully you can meet that goal before
the month is out.


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On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 2:50 PM, Jeff A. Boyd <the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp>

> Perfect.
> As a complete neophyte at SSB transponder operation this will give me a
> great opportunity, over my holiday break, to work all
> the bugs out of the mobile station I just built. Icom IC-706 (first
> generation, 1996 vintage! Yipe!) up, Yaesu FT857D down,
> Alaskan Arrow on a tripod with ball mount and separate feeds, old laptop
> running Ubuntu and SATPC32 on Wine for tracking.
> Whenever the CAT cable for this Icom arrives, then I'll have computer
> control of tuning for both rigs.
> I think this operator should commit himself to achieving the goal, before
> this month is out, of landing a signal on AO-73 and
> returning it safely to the Earth.

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