[amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northeast US - Equipment

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 06:40:54 PST 2014

I've had numerous emails inquiring about the equipment I am using
while I'm on my current trip, operating grids as work schedule allows.

Receiver: Yaesu FT-817
Transmitter: Yaesu FT-857D
Antenna: Elk LPDA
Headset: Heil Traveler
Diplexer: Comet Triplexer CFX-324A

I utilize the two VFO's on each radios as follows:
VFO A's are setup for mode J
VFO B's are setup for mode B

As I change between satellites I need to reverse which radio gets the
UHF/VHF feed from the triplexer and then change VFO on the radio.
The biggest change I need to make is when I go to AO-7 I need to turn
the MHz knob to bring me down into 432 from 435.

I'm utilizing the Comet triplexer because this one works well with
little or no desense and had the right lengths of coax I needed.  I
have and use several diplexers from Diamond and Jetstream.


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