[amsat-bb] Re: T7H

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon May 18 11:45:25 PDT 2009

Hi Justin!

> Are you working the sats with a single T7H?  If so, how are you getting it
> to uplink and downlink on different bands?

I use just one T7H.  I put the frequencies in the different band VFOs,
and then press the BAND button to switch before and after transmitting.
I also have an IC-W32A and other radios, but IMO the T7H receiver is
more selective and resistant to QRM than the W32A.  That stayed back
in Phoenix, as I return home with two more radios than I had before the
Dayton weekend.  :-)

> I really love my T7H for repeater and simplex work.  For sats, I currently
> only use it for RX and use a 2M mobile for TX.  I'd love to consolidate to a
> more portable setup.

It's probably not the ideal way to start out on the FM birds, using one radio
where you are having to do more work to transmit and go back to receive.
Other radios where you can program memory channels with TX and RX
frequencies in different bands (most Kenwood and Yaesu HTs, as well as
some older Icom HTs) are better to work with, if you want to simplify your


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - currently @ Indianapolis airport

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