[amsat-bb] Hard times for satellite radio buyers?
steve.w5iem at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 22:33:49 UTC 2017
One thing I always try to do when I'm at a hamfest and a manufacturer is
present is to mention the features I want on a radio. In my experience I
have found that that they will listen when I say that I want a 2m/70cm full
duplex SSB radio, and often say that they have heard other operators say
that they want those features. But when I mention the word "satellite" they
immediately brush me off by saying that it is just a niche area of the
I always encourage hams to voice their frustrations with the manufacturers
in not being able to find a radio today that will really do what we need.
If everyone continues to bug them at places like Dayton perhaps one day at
least one manufacturer will listen and help us.
Steve May, W5IEM
Amateur Extra - Georgetown, KY
(520) 261-7847 - Cell
Steve.W5IEM at gmail.com
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On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 6:22 PM, Mike Sprenger <mikesprenger at gmail.com>
> 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
> > and it works great for the birds, but like to do some EME as well at
> > 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........
> > --
> > Bill Booth VE3NXK
> > Sundridge ON, Canada
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