[amsat-bb] Re: What can I do with just 2 meter FM equipment??

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Tue Mar 27 07:30:37 PST 2007

I haven't seen anyone reply to you so here's my 2 cents...

Bob Bruninga is keeping Satellite APRS and it's accompanying UNPROTO alive
on 145.825 1200 baud AX 25. ISS, when they get it put back together, will be
maintaining the 145.800 frequency for Packet contacts and in-band voice
contacts. Currently all School contacts are on 145.800.

If you know CW, you even could combine keying the rig on 2m and listening on
10 meters to work AO-7 when it shows up in that mode. While it might be
"chirpy," there are not so many users that it would offend anyone who needs
you for a new contact.

AO-7 could get you WAS, VE and XE and maybe across the pond. ISS and 145.825
UNPROTO would probably yield half the states and VE.

For now...leave one rig (that's all you need)hooked up to your AGWPE program
on 145.825 and watch RAFT, ANDE, and PCSAT come up on the screen, get used
to them and then work them UNPROTO.

See Bob's website (google: UNPROTO PCSAT-1) for uplink instructions. and


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Tondee" <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 7:34 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] What can I do with just 2 meter FM equipment??

> Unfortunately because of some financial issues, I'm going to have to
> sell my TS-2000X. I've avoided it and tried to figure some way around it
> but the sad reality is that it's got to go. I was thinking that I'd be
> leaving the satellite game for awhile but then it occured to me that
> maybe I could do something with 2 meter FM.
>  I have a Kenwood TM-241 mobile rig and a Yaesu Ft11R handheld. Isn't
> APRS done on just the two meter band? Would it take both radios or just
> Are their other things I could do like possibly monitoring beacons or
> decoding telemetry and such. I have no TNC but I could use AGWPE with my
> soundcard.
> I'd just like something to "scratch the itch" so to speak till I can go
> back to a more fully equipped station.
> Thanks,
> Michael, W4HIJ
> P.S. If I owe any of you QSL cards, please be patient, I am getting to
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