[amsat-bb] Southern CA Satellite Presentations
kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 17:52:23 UTC 2016
The Yaesu FT-60R is often promoted as a good choice for beginners. This
promotion can be misleading to many who buy this radio believing it has
some magical ability to perform any better than any other dualband HT
programmed for "split" (semi-duplex.)
The radio itself is not the problem. It's the misperception that buying
this HT will equate to success that leaves many frustrated.
Let's set realistic expectations. Semi-duplex does work but it's not
ideal. Promoting simple equipment is great but needs to be matched with
the right fundamental skills.
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