[sarex] ISS equipment for VHF and UHF

Thomas McGrane patrick.n2oeq at gmail.com
Tue May 8 16:52:22 PDT 2007

Greetings to the group

First, a million thanks to all who make ISS amateur radio possible. I am

Pardon the idea, but how about sending up a less complicated dual band
VHF/UHF rig to replace the D700 instead of going to all the trouble of
sending up bandaids and software. The D700 has had a long useful life and
replacement may not be a bad idea.

The old ericsson equipment and original TNC could be used for packet

I use a yaesu FT-8800 dual band VHF/UHF rig that doesnt require a computer
to program, just the front panel buttons.
It is also capable of cross-band operation and has selectable wide or narrow
FM. The wide FM transmission might be easier to recieve on the ground. I
chose this rig carefully before buying for satellite operation.

Food for thought, 73, pat

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