[amsat-bb] Re: RS series mode A downlink power

Mark Spencer mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca
Thu Sep 17 08:56:06 PDT 2009

Just to add to this, In the western part of Canada / USA I've seen various mobile all mode 70 cm rigs on sale at swap meets for a few hundred dollars (some less than $200.00 for IIRC) with no takers.   I supsect the avalabity of used rigs like the Icom 706 MKIIG and others that include 70 cm along with other bands has put a serious dent in the market for such radios.   The DC to daylight rigs that include 70 cm, are also likely to be newer, in better shape, have more avaliable accessories, be more likley to be able to be fixed by the manufacuter etc..   IMHO even if the receivers on the mono band mobile rigs are better than the newer DC to daylight rigs, i'm not convinced this really matters as much for sattelite use as it would for digging out terristeral DX from the noise floor from an intermod prone location such as a mountain top transmitter site.

The classic sattelite rigs such as the FT 736's and used Icom 910's etc seem to command much higher prices.

----- Original Message ----
From: Tony Langdon <vk3jed at gmail.com>
To: James Duffey <jamesduffey at comcast.net>
Cc: James Duffey <jamesduffey at comcast.net>; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:23:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RS series mode A downlink power

At 01:11 PM 9/17/2009, James Duffey wrote:
>Tony -
>On Sep 16, 2009, at 8:42 PM, Tony Langdon wrote:
>>The prob with the modern SSB birds is the equipment is expensive for
>>thos of us who don't already have 70cm SSB in something we
>Used multimodes for 432 MHz and older 432 MHz transverters are
>serviceable and not that expensive if you do some searching. The
>linear birds are well worth the investment in my opinion; it is a big
>step up in capability. - Duffey

They still command a fair price over here. :(

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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