[amsat-bb] Hard times for satellite radio buyers?
stuckbit at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 23:53:02 UTC 2017
It's problematic now to be sure. You buy old or you buy the THD-72 from
But the "big three" are going to be ignored in the end. They don't support
us now and the future will be twenty dollar modules from Amazon plugged
together with a Raspberry Pi to give us the sort of functionality we need
to work future payloads.
Perhaps they understand that and have written this facet of the hobby off
73, Jeff KE9V
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
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