[amsat-bb] Minimum 10m equipment for NO-84?
daniel at destevez.net
Thu Nov 26 09:44:45 UTC 2015
El 26/11/15 a las 04:45, Scott escribió:
> The recent post from KE8AKW Nick, plus previous posts from WB4APR Bob got me thinking... just what would be required to transmit PSK-31 to NO-84?
> In the Amateur Radio world, I'm sure that I'm in the minority, but I don't even OWN an HF rig. My primary interests are the higher frequencies, including satellite telemetry and the other various data modes. Practically the only time I transmit a signal is packet to the ISS. I'm much more active with SDR's and a computer than I am with conventional radios.
> But all the data modes interest me, and perhaps others. If someone would be kind enough to list what hardware might be required for the transmit side of NO-84's PSK-31 capability, it sure would be appreciated. (low-cost options preferred!)
I have yet to try to work NO-84, so hopefully others can provide better
impressions of the uplink power and antenna needed.
One thing that you might want to consider is getting a 10m-only
transceiver. There are several inexpensive ones from Chinese
manufacturers, such as the Anytone AT-5555. These will cost around
100$-150$ and put out up to 20W or so. Definitely an option to consider,
because the cheapest all-band HF tranceiver now is probably the
FT-817ND, with a considerably higher price tag, and it will put out only 5W.
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