[amsat-bb] Radios and Satellites

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Mar 10 02:13:12 UTC 2017


You have been using two Baofengs. You are full duplex!

That is a low cost way of doing full duplex that can be added to this
discussion - using two cheap HTs instead of one expensive HT capable
of full duplex.


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 8:46 PM, John KI4RO <johnki4ro at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've had a lot of cheap fun.  I only have Baofeng rigs.  They work great on
> all the FM birds.  To me, and maybe its just me, but it is very offputting
> to be told I "must" go full duplex in order to get on the birds.  It would
> be really nice if I could, but $$$ are definitely a problem for me.  I
> cannot afford 2 $300+ HTs or 2 $200+ HTs or 2 $100+ HTs and 1 or 2 MFJ
> diplexers at $30 each and then coax jumpers at $20 each and then an Arrow
> at $160.  That's a lot of $$$ for a retiree on a fixed income.  I'm not
> trying to turn this into a pity party but I'm just trying to get folks to
> understand that jumping on the sats in full duplex mode ready to kick butt
> and take names is not always possible.  Yes, it is a nice goal but not
> always achievable by everybody.
> 73
> John KI4RO
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