[amsat-bb] Best HT for satellite operation?
WB4SON at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 16:12:40 UTC 2017
The TH-D72A is a full duplex radio, ideal for use on the FM birds. They
are a bit cheaper now that the TH-D74A is out. The D72A is also a great
APRS radio with built-in GPS.
By the way, the TH-D74A is NOT full duplex so is not particularly useful
for satellite work..
73, Bob, WB4SON
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 2:33 AM, Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org> wrote:
> I'll be heading to the Mike & Key Hamfest this weekend in Puyallup, WA,
> with enough spare change that I hope to be able to pick up my second HT. My
> first is a Baofeng UV5RA, which is nice for hitting local repeaters, but I
> have heard is not a great choice for hitting the birds. I have a very nice
> Elk log periodic dual-band antenna my family got me for Father's Day last
> year, so I'd really like a HT to pair with it.
> What's a good radio for working satellites? Is the Kenwood TH-D72a still
> the acme?
> Devin L. Ganger (WA7DLG)
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