[amsat-bb] Wouxun / Powerwerx KG-UV8E / KG-UV8T as full duplex FM sat handheld?
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Jan 9 16:03:33 UTC 2018
Paul and Pavel,
I have not tried any of the tri-band versions of the KG-UV8D. Based
on what I saw with the 2m/70cm version, I would not expect that the
KG-UV8E or KG-UV8T (or whatever model number may be used in the
future) would perform any better on FM satellites with a 2m uplink
like SO-50. They would probably be OK for the Fox-1 FM satellites
with 70cm uplinks like AO-85 and AO-91 working full-duplex, but I
have not tested these newer KG-UV8D variants.
For Wouxun radios, I like the KG-UV9D and UV9D Plus HTs for use with
FM satellites. Newer model, better receiver than the previous Wouxun
models. Not capable of full-duplex with SO-50, but do OK with AO-85
and AO-91. For SO-50, I either use the group of memory channels and
work it half-duplex, or get a second radio for full-duplex.
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On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:24 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Unfortunately you will find that it will desense when transmitting on
> 2 meters and receiving on 70 cm, but may be OK for transmitting on 70
> cm while receiving on 2 meters.
> I think WD9EWK has tested one. Perhaps he can provide some first-hand
> experience of how it performs.
> Paul, N8HM
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