[amsat-bb] Re: Getting back into Satellites
Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE
kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org
Thu Feb 7 12:33:53 PST 2013
Is Full Duplex really required or just nice to have? Currently my setup
(which doesn't include an antenna at the moment due to storms) is a Yaesu
FT-790(uhf) and FT-290(vhf). Both do FM and SSB at about 25 watts. I've
used to use my 290 for the old RS-12/13 and RS-15 birds along with my FT-890
(RIP) for the 10 meter downlink so I do have "full duplex" but is it a
necessary feature? I know it's nice to be able to hear yourself to know
that you are even getting into the machine.
Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE
Eagle Creek Observatory
I have not yet begun to procrastinate!
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Andrew Glasbrenner
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 11:04 AM
To: jeffrey.embry at gmail.com
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Getting back into Satellites
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
Sent from my iPhone
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
> AMSAT LM-2263
> Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss
> of enthusiasm. - Sir Winston Churchill
> Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
More information about the AMSAT-BB