[amsat-bb] Handheld for LEO satellites?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Jan 21 19:49:58 UTC 2015


If you transmit on VHF, it will desense on UHF and you won't be able to
hear yourself on SO-50, negating the purpose of being full-duplex.

It might be OK for satellites with a UHF uplink and a VHF downlink, but
that remains to be seen. The same thing applies to the Wouxoun KG-UV8D.

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Wed, 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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