[amsat-bb] Re: Getting back into Satellites
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 7 09:04:20 PST 2013
There is only one currently operable FM satellite, and many of the sats due to be launched this year are transponders or FM/DSB repeaters.
My suggestion would be to find a Yaesu 817 to get a toe into transponders, and add -any- UHF receiver for full duplex FM. The little Baofeng UV3s are like $45 and have good receivers in them.
73, Drew KO4MA
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On Feb 7, 2013, at 10:26 AM, Jeffrey Embry <jeffrey.embry at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good Day all,
> After a few years hiatis, I am contemplating getting back on the
> birds. Because I currently live in an apartment, I plan on starting
> the easy route using an arrow antenna. My question is, since I sold
> my last HT about a decade ago, what is recommended for the current
> models of HTs that have full-duplex capabilities?
> Jeff Embry, K3OQ
> ARCI #11643, FPQRP #-696,
> QRP-L # 67, NAQCC #25, ARS #1733
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