[amsat-bb] Hard times for satellite radio buyers?

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 22:22:56 UTC 2017

Hi Ken,

Welcome, and glad you've found fascination with the Amateur Satellites

Theres always the opportunity to acquire gear from a fellow satellite
enthusiast which you can inquire with folks here on the BB (I've got no
surplus gear right now)

Check out how many all mode rigs are available if you recognize them,
they're often inexpensive if you find them on a hamfest table:


There's lots of fun to be had on the satellites, I look forward to hearing
you on the air !

(BTW, even the most modern gear by any definition can only make "Ancient
SSB" sound so good)


On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Bill Booth <ve3nxk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2017-03-19 1:53 AM, Ken M wrote:
>> Thanks for indulging my shopping frustrations, and my inexperience, but
>> I have to think there are others new to the hobby that are having
>> similar thoughts. Do Amsat members see this as a problem?
> Well Ken I am of the same thinking but a bit different.  I have an old 970
> and it works great for the birds, but like to do some EME as well at 23cm.
> The field is like you say do it all or nothing.  The 9100 is nice but has
> HF in it. and looks real small sitting next to my 7700 HF rig.
> I bet the next rigs will be SDR driven and the size of your phone........
> --
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