ka1ajf at cox.net
Fri Feb 20 15:19:40 UTC 2015
Will the new Yeasu FT1-DR work?It has 2 receivers.George,W1GMA
> Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:53:54 -0500
> From: n8hm at arrl.net
> To: lee.ernstrom at rcwilley.com
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TH-F6A
> If you are looking for an inexpensive solution for full-duplex
> satellite operations, a FUNcube Dongle Pro+ (about $200 shipped) and
> an inexpensive Windows 8.1 tablet (which can be had for as little as
> $59) will provide better performance, though you do need a bit of
> computer savvy to get it working properly.
> The TH-F6A receiver is OK, but the filtering is nonexistent (about 12 kHz wide).
> The best option may be to find a used FT-817.
> Paul, N8HM
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Lee Ernstrom <lee.ernstrom at rcwilley.com> wrote:
> > GA satellite goo-roos. Today I was scanning the HRO catalogue looking for an inexpensive solution to full duplex contacts for the linear birds and I ran across the Kenwood TH-F6A hand held 144, 222, and 450 MHZ FM with SSB option on receive only. That sounds to me like a great fairly inexpensive solution.
> > Has anyone tried one of these yet for satellite work?
> > And I'm wondering if there would be a de-sense problem if used on receive with a 20 watt transmitter on a different band close to it?
> > WA7HQD
> > Lee (Doc) Ernstrom
> > Syracuse, Ut DN-31xb
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