[amsat-bb] FO29 with an Arrow

John Fickes kc0bmf at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 02:35:35 UTC 2015


  Clayton
       I looked at your picture of the 910 setting on the roof, and a
suggestion, go to auto parts store and get some windshield squirter hose
and put on the prop up leg of the radio. Might make it a bit more slip
proof and will be easier on the finish of your car. Just a thought.

                                                  73 John    KC0BMF

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>
wrote:

> You'll have much more luck with the Arrow+IC-910H on FO-29 without
> preamps than you would with SO-50.  However, you will have much more
> breathing room on FO-29.  Especially if you stay away from the center
> of the transponder (435.850-860) and avoid "neighbors" creeping in on
> your QSO's.
>
> Good luck and have fun!  That's one of my favorite portable setups!
> See http://www.w5pfg.us/2013/01/a-simplistic-yet-effective-portable.html
>
> 73
> Clayton
> W5PFG
>
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Jim White <jim at coloradosatellite.com>
> wrote:
> > I'd like to hear from anyone who has worked FO29 portable.  We are
> working
> > with a group of guys on an expedition to a small island and I'm hoping to
> > take only an IC910H and an Arrow hand held Yagi mounted on a light camera
> > tripod.  Clearly I can work SO50 with that, but how about FO29?  Will I
> be
> > able to hear it with that small antenna and no preamp?
> >
> > Jim
> > jim at coloradosatellite.com
> > wd0e at amsat.org
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