[amsat-bb] best Ht for satellites

Kevin M n4ufo at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 10 01:47:59 UTC 2017

And before someone posts erroneously that all 5 digit serial number W32As will do mode J, while SOME of them will, it actually has to do with whether or not it can be soft modded to receive 800 MHz. I know this from going through several 5 digit serial number W32As that still have/had desense.

If you come across a W32A and want to know, try this...

- Turn off radio
- Press and hold the band and squelch buttons
- Turn on the radio while holding these buttons, wait for 5 seconds before releasing them.
- Step through the bands... if you discover it now has an 800 MHz, good chance you have one that will not desense in Mode J

As always, your mileage may vary. Me, I'll be keeping an eye out for a 530 this weekend at the hamfest... I hear good things. =^)

The tricky thing with the W32A is that newer models of it desensed in Mode


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 18:49 <ingejack at cox.net> wrote:

> Hey Guys: Don't forget the old ICOM IC W32A  Also Full duplex   73
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