[amsat-bb] Re: consensus time

Bryan Green kl7cn.w6 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 23:04:59 PST 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:

> I know thi s has been an old repeatable thread.  I have a large fleamarket
> soon.  I will be looking for a dual band FM mobile for satellites.  What are
> we using lately.

I love and use the out-of-production ICOM IC-W32A with an Arrow antenna. The
IC-W32A can operate crossband duplex FM VHF/UHF. Its little VFO knob is very
nice for shlemiels like me that have trouble with memory channels. I bought
a second one just to have a backup.

For SSB, I have been enamored of the Yaesu FT-897D for its batteries and
VHF/UHF coverage for the longest time. However, it does not do duplex. I
noticed that Patrick WD9EWK -- love you, Patrick, you crazy grid activator!
-- uses a *pair* of what appear to be Yaesu FT-817s for his portable SSB
work in this YouTube video:


It's full duplex the old fashioned way!

-- bag

Bryan Green KL7CN
Usually /W6 in CM98fn

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