[amsat-bb] FO29 with an Arrow

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 17:04:43 UTC 2015

You'll have much more luck with the Arrow+IC-910H on FO-29 without
preamps than you would with SO-50.  However, you will have much more
breathing room on FO-29.  Especially if you stay away from the center
of the transponder (435.850-860) and avoid "neighbors" creeping in on
your QSO's.

Good luck and have fun!  That's one of my favorite portable setups!
See http://www.w5pfg.us/2013/01/a-simplistic-yet-effective-portable.html


On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Jim White <jim at coloradosatellite.com> wrote:
> I'd like to hear from anyone who has worked FO29 portable.  We are working
> with a group of guys on an expedition to a small island and I'm hoping to
> take only an IC910H and an Arrow hand held Yagi mounted on a light camera
> tripod.  Clearly I can work SO50 with that, but how about FO29?  Will I be
> able to hear it with that small antenna and no preamp?
> Jim
> jim at coloradosatellite.com
> wd0e at amsat.org
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