[amsat-bb] Re: Active FM Sats

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Tue Jul 5 11:51:56 PDT 2011

Don't forget the old FT-290, 490 and 690 series from Yaesu and the IC202 and 70cM versions from Icom.
Great portables of their time.

On 05-Jul-11 17:40, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) wrote:

> All you need now is something that will transmit and receive in all modes
> at 70cm.  Maybe an old FT-817, or IC-706Mk2/Mk2G, would be a good
> fit for your station.  You're not that far away from working all the SSB/CW
> birds, and you seem to have a way of finding all sorts of radios (seeing
> your for-sale posts on different lists and forums over the years).  As for
> the numbers of operators on VO-52 and the other SSB/CW satellites,
> that number is slowly growing.  It may never match the numbers working
> FM simply due to the cost and availability of FM gear, but people are
> out there working those birds.  Maybe we'll hook up on VO-52 sometime,
> or I will get my mode A situation worked out and join you on AO-7 that
> way.  :-)

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