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

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 16 07:23:41 PST 2014

This is very similar to my portable setup, except I use an Arrow, no diplexer, and swap cables at the antenna to go from J to B. Oh, and my headset is a Heil Proset. I found I get some feedback with the Traveler at my typical volume levels.

Hope you are having fun.

73, Drew

-----Original Message-----
>From: Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>
>Sent: Jan 16, 2014 9:40 AM
>To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northeast US - Equipment
>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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