[amsat-bb] Re: Very Interesting Radio - Possible Sat Use
tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 11:40:25 PST 2012
You might want to take a quick look at the posting that started this
73 W9KE tom ...
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM, George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net> wrote:
> Main drawback appears to be that they are not full duplex... but at those
> prices, why not buy TWO?
> George, KA3HSW
> ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Clayton Coleman W5PFG <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>
> > To: Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com>
> > Cc: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
> > Sent: Thu, January 12, 2012 11:49:11 AM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Very Interesting Radio - Possible Sat Use
> > Excellent idea and post, Tom.
> > I have posted two YouTube videos of the Baeofeng UV-3R being used for
> > satellite work. I would suspect performance of the UV-X4 to be
> > similar in nature. AC0RA and I have made a few "Baofeng to Baofeng"
> > contacts to test the performance on several of the LEO FM satellites.
> > Timing and antenna orientation is key and I would recommend two the
> > radios be used for full-duplex, as in your suggestion Tom.
> > Here's a video of receiving AO-27 using the stock rubber duck:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYZyC_vkew0
> > here's a video of receiving AO-51 using an Arrow:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRN4uJXvnK0
> > (I did make a contact on this AO-51 pass, though I wouldn't recommend
> > it because of the semi-duplex limitation)
> > 73,
> > Clayton
> > W5PFG
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