[amsat-bb] Re: Wouxun KG-UV8D

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Apr 12 15:05:29 PDT 2014

It's probably not as popular because SO-50 is harder to hear than
AO-51 or AO-27 were. I'm sure lots of people will be trying it again
when Fox-1 launches in December.

And, as you know, AMSAT is not working on launching only more "flying
repeaters," but also software defined transponder satellites as well
(Phase II of the Fox program). Other groups, including AMSAT-UK,
AMSAT-NL, and AMSAT-F are also working to get transponders into orbit.


Paul, N8HM

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM, Michael <Mat_62 at charter.net> wrote:
> If there were a market for them they'd be out there.  I think the amount of
> people who want to work Flying repeaters  by juggling an HT and a handheld
> antenna is smaller than what that type of operations proponents would have
> you believe. Not saying there is anything wrong with doing it that way, just
> that I don't think it's as popular as it once was. Maybe the current lack of
> flying repeaters is the cause.  There is a dearth of all mode base station
> rigs compared to what there used to be too because there aren't as many
> viable satellites as there used to be. Hopefully that changes soon  enough.
> I know AMSAT is working hard to launch more sats. Well....more flying
> repeaters anyway.
> 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
> On 4/12/2014 3:52 PM, sgholly at optonline.net wrote:
>>> Message: 6
>>> Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:30:32 -0000
>>> From: "John Geiger"
>>> To: "Clint Bradford" ,
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Wouxun KG-UV8D
>>> Message-ID:
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>> reply-type=original
>>> Which current HT models do perform full duplex without any
>>> desense on the
>>> receive side?
>>> 73 John AF5CC
>> The ICOM IC-24AT works great Full Duplex on the FM birds.
>> 73,
>> Steve WI2W
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