[amsat-bb] Re: DJ-G7 for LEO

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 27 06:53:53 PDT 2011

Desense. Your FT-530 will whip it in any test you try I'm sure. In my opinion, and after 10+ years of heavy FM LEO operation, the FT-530 is the finest HT for satellite work ever made. The receiver is sensitive but good with intermod, it's true full duplex, 5 watts, and has that wonderful sub-band tune feature.

I don't recall specifics, but I remember thinking the QST review really missed the boat on the G7. 

73, Drew KO4MA 

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill  W1PA <w1pa at hotmail.com>
>Sent: Apr 27, 2011 8:40 AM
>To: "AMSAT-BB at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: DJ-G7 for LEO
>Is it just de-sense, or lower sensitivity on the sub-band? I have one on 
>loan I am going to try (A-B compare to my FT-530 with the Arrow), as soon as 
>I find a SMA-BNC adapter in my shack.
>I read the QST review and the author said "no issue" except for same-band 
>sub-band, but he is not an experienced LEO user (as he stated in the 
>From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
>Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 6:47 AM
>To: "Bill Acito" <w1pa at hotmail.com>; "AMSAT-BB at amsat.org" 
><amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb]  DJ-G7 for LEO
>> Big thumbs down, as the full duplex desenses very badly. Nice radio 
>> otherwise, but stinks for satellite. I bought one of the first hundred, 
>> and have kept up with the firmware updates.
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
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