[amsat-bb] Handheld for LEO satellites?

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Jan 21 19:47:49 UTC 2015


I bought one of the first ones when released. It's a neat radio, but desenses badly in full duplex mode.

73, Drew KO4MA

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> On Jan 21, 2015, at 2:43 PM, Steve Kristoff <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
> 
> The Alinco DJ-G7 claims to be full-duplex capable. Anybody have thoughts on
> that radio?
> 
> Steve AI9IN
> skristof at etczone.com
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM, D. Craig Fox <DFox at rwglaw.com> wrote:
>> 
>> All of the foregoing responses express valid approaches. One thing to keep
>> in mind if going the HT approach, is the long term reliability of the
>> radio. The fact that there are still so many Icoms, Kenwoods, Yaesus out
>> there is evidence of their long term reliability.  Perhaps the inexpensive
>> Chinese radios will stand the test of time- maybe not. But for very little
>> more than the cost of two of the new cheap radios, you can have a full
>> duplex HT. As others have said, there is no real substitute for hearing
>> your downlink.  I happen to like my full duplex Kenwood D7 because of its
>> on board TNC giving me the ability to communicate through the ISS
>> digipeater as I point my elk antenna while watching it go by.  Way cool
>> experience.
>> 
>> If you get really bitten by the sat bug like most of us, you will
>> eventually want a full duplex, all function transceiver to enable you to
>> work the linear (rd: low stress, high fun) satellites. Consider saving up
>> for that instead.
>> 
>> Just my $.02
>> 
>> Craig
>> N6RSX
>> 
>> 
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