[amsat-bb] FO29 and Kenwood TH-F6A
aa5jg at fidmail.com
Sat Dec 31 16:09:46 PST 2011
Glad to hear that FO29 is back-now to get on it! Has anyone tried using a
Kenwood TH-F6A HT to receive FO29, since it does receive SSB? I would be
hooking it to an external antenna. Is it sensitive enough on SSB to hear
the satellite? The QST review shows its sensitivity is a little down on HF
and 6m SSB.
73s John AA5JG
----- Original Message -----
From: "K4FEG" <K4FEG at k4feg.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:52 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FO29
> Good to hear FO29 back operating over the US!
> Lets not forget that our flying friends are fragile and we need to keep
> looking to the future and the need for replacements.
> We may get another miracle and have one of the crippled birds come back to
> life in the future, but do we really want to depend on chance?
> This is a hobby and we will always be considered "second banana" when it
> comes to getting help to fund a launch.
> Write someone, call someone, offer to help or heaven forbid try and find
> an extra dollar or two to donate.
> I don't know where best to use anyone's talents or their monies but I do
> know this, if we do nothing there won't be someone come along and say, "
> we need an amateur satellite, lets launch one!" We need to take the
> initiative and get another satellite on the launch pad and then beg,
> borrow or steal a ride into space.
> A very Happy New Year to everyone and lets get behind some of these
> satellites and find a way to get them launched!
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