[amsat-bb] Icon ID-51A for satellite

Bob WB4SON at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 23:56:42 UTC 2016

Hi Oliver,

An optimal choice would be a full-duplex HT, one that can receive on one
band and transmit on another at the same time.  The 51A won't do that.

Check out this discussion:

And specific to the 51A:

The Kenwood TH-D72A supports full duplex (also called cross-band repeat),
for example.

>From work-sat.com: "Although it is preferable to work the FM sats in
full-duplex mode (where you can hear the downlink as you key your mic),
only one currently-manufactured HT does that well in our VHF/UHF mode
- the Kenwood
TH-D72a. "

73, Bob, WB4SON

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 6:06 PM, Oliver <mr.soup12 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Considering purchasing an icom.  Can anyone comment on using the 51A vs a
> baofeng?  Particularly how sensitivity compares.
> Thanks and 73
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