[amsat-bb] Satellite Radios

James R. La Frieda lafrieda at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 31 23:56:49 UTC 2016

Hi Jerry,

Your IC-2730 can be used for satellites, and the same is true for those 
of us-who have been licensed for over 60 years and who are now in our 
mid to late 70's -

who are still using - for satellites- some of the earlier ICOM 
multi-mode gear, such as the ICOM 211, ICOM 251A and ICOM 451A, which 
are frequently  sold on

E-Bay. e.g. for $100 -to - $200 :


And, some of us - who are in our late 70's- are still using the ancient 
dual band, dual receive HT that is known as the Yaesu FT-470 for 

In sum, it's wonderful to be able to work satellites with a Yaesu HT and 
ICOM multi-mode VHF/UHF transceivers that still work, even though they

are  over 40 years old.

All the Best,

73, Jim (N6MV)

On 8/31/2016 2:29 PM, Gerald Payton wrote:
> EXCLUDING the radios used for portable and with handheld antennas, what are the radios used for FIXED operations?  I have my IC-2730, which I understand can be used, but wonder what other radio options are there out there.  Are the older second-hand radios (hard to find) the answer?
> Any comments appreciated.
> 73,
> Jerry  AB5R
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