[amsat-bb] AO-85 & HT
bill.g.dillon at gmail.com
Mon May 30 18:47:45 UTC 2016
Yep: for me it's portability and ease of use. No worries about power
supply, or having a table to set up, just grab and go to a near-by field
where I have a good horizon.
At some point it would be nice to have a roof-mounted, sat-tracking antenna
for an indoor rig (no mosquitoes!), but I'm not there yet.
73 de Bill, KG5FQX
On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 1:16 PM, John Becker <w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:
> Is there a reason for using a HT and not a desk top rig such as FT847?
> On 5/30/2016 12:26 PM, Kevin Ehm wrote:
>> I’m having great difficulty hitting and receiving AO-85 with my Yaesu VX
>> 6r. I have read about the frequencies, and that I’m not alone in the boat
>> with HT’s and only 5 watts. I’m in BP51, and used to hit the easy ones
>> when they were working. Am I simply wasting my time with AO-85?
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