[amsat-bb] Satellite Radios
Glenn Miller - AA5PK
aa5pk at suddenlink.net
Thu Sep 1 00:45:13 UTC 2016
Let's not forget the IC-202S and IC-402 :-)
From: James R. La Frieda
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:56 PM
To: Gerald Payton
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satellite Radios
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.
> Jerry AB5R
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