[amsat-bb] Best Full Duplex Mobile FM Rig for Satellite Work?
les at highnoonfilm.com
Sun Sep 8 15:02:25 PDT 2013
Even though we have only one FM bird active at the moment (two if you
could ISS), I'd still like to get a good performing FM duplex
transceiver for the truck, along with a good magnet mount antenna to use
while in motion. My reasons for this are many but briefly:
1.) Can't invest in a full blown satellite transceiver for the mobile
2.) Want to be able to work high elevation passes without the need to
drag out anything or even stop.
3.) Have a work related road trip coming up that will take us from
Alabama to Washington, DC, then on to Chicago, Phoenix, and finally Salt
Lake City. This should take me through a lot of grids. While I hope to
pack along the Arrow Antenna and a FT-857D/FT-817ND combo, I won't be
able to stop for the majority of passes.
A good mobile duplex FM rig would insure that I make at least the
majority of SO-50 passes during the three week trip.
Suggestions on either rig or antennas?
Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
6M VUCC #1712
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Southeastern VHF Society
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