[amsat-bb] HT for sats
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Jan 25 19:09:45 UTC 2018
That's what I thought I saw about the DJ-G7T used recently.
Thanks for posting that confirmation.
I bought one in 2009 when they came out, and found it to be
a poor performer with AO-27, AO-51, and SO-50 back then. I
kept the HT, since it does have 1.2 GHz capability with 5
kHz tuning steps - a feature missing from most other 1.2 GHz
HTs. If/when I find my DJ-G7T in my garage, I was planning
to use it only as an uplink radio, and pair it up with another
radio for full-duplex operation.
Away from using it with FM satellites, its performance for
using local repeaters on any of its 3 bands is OK - including
an analog 1.2 GHz repeater we had in the Phoenix area back
in 2009. Not a great performer, but adequate with the stronger
signals from the local repeaters compared to FM satellites.
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On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 6:57 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> The DJ-G7T does appear to be unsuitable for full duplex U/v operation.
> In limited testing (only 3 passes - 2 with a whip, 1 with an Elk), I
> experienced desense. I could still hear my own signal a bit, but it
> was not clear. I even keyed up with a whip on 1.2 GHz during a pass of
> AO-92 when it was in high speed mode and the 1.2 GHz signal mostly
> wiped out the satellite reception.
> Even just listening, the receiver performs poorly for satellite operation.
> That said, I have used the DJ-G7T as my transmitter to make contacts
> on three passes of AO-92 in mode L/v.
> Paul, N8HM
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