[amsat-bb] Re: Getting back into Satellites

Dave WØDHB dave at w0dhb.net
Fri Feb 8 08:05:22 PST 2013


On the receive end of things, check out one of the SDR dongles like the
Funcube dongle, they are inexpensive and have the added benefit of providing
a panadapter which allows you to view the entire bandpass of a transponder
satellite. A receive preamp will probably be required.

A laptop computer will comfortably support the Dongle and SATPC32 or other
SAT software.

Dave W0DHB 

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Jeffrey Embry
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 8:27 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Getting back into Satellites

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

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of
enthusiasm.  - Sir Winston Churchill
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