[amsat-bb] Re: Wouxun KG-UV8D
n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Apr 12 14:43:33 PDT 2014
Great point, Drew.
KD2EXR does a great job on SO-50 with two Baofeng UV-B5s. Check out
his QRZ.com page.
His entire FM satellite station cost under $100 and he seems to hear
just as well as anyone (probably better than most, actually).
On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner
<glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Another point to consider is you can buy two of the cheap Chinese HTs for about what the diplexer in the Arrow costs. That's the cheapest way to get to full duplex.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 12, 2014, at 4:53 PM, Kevin M <n4ufo at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Some older full duplex HTs that you can pick up at a fest or on eBay
>>> include Yaesu FT-470 and FT-530 and Icom W2A and W32A.
>>> Glenn AA5PK
>> On the IC-W32A's... I read several places that the early ones with 5 digit serial numbers are okay, but that is not necessarily true from my experience. I bought two of them with five digit numbers over 11000 and still had the desense problems. The determining factor, as best I can tell, is if it receives in the 300 Mhz and 800 Mhz bands then it's possible it doesn't have the desense problem.
>> Just FYI for anyone looking...
>> And I think you can ad IC-Z1a to that list. I found a pretty good list of older compatible rigs here, not just HTs but all rig: http://herrons.com/satellite-radios/
>> 73, N4UFO
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