[amsat-bb] Handheld for LEO satellites?

Steve Kristoff skristof at etczone.com
Wed Jan 21 17:06:23 UTC 2015

Thanks to all for the info on the handhelds. I appreciate your quick
responses and personal insights and experiences. After a little more
research on the subject, it looks like SO-50 is the only operational FM
repeater satellite? Is that correct and,if so, is a dual-band FM handheld
still a reasonable option for getting started?
Looks like the upcoming FOX satellites are going to be FM repeaters, so
maybe it's still worth it? Again, as a newbie, I appreciate your thoughts.

Steve AI9IN
skristof at etczone.com

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:08 AM, <jerry.tuyls at telenet.be> wrote:

> Steve
> The Yaesu FT-60 works FB on FM sats, just 1 memory needed.You can tune the
> downlink from the stored memory which works great, so no need to program 10
> channels
> with different freqs.
> Or u can use 1 FT-817ND with the interface on ARRL store to tune freqs by
> pc. Can work all sats!
> 73's
> Jerry,ON4CJQ
> ----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
> Van: "Steve Kristoff" <skristof at etczone.com>
> Aan: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Verzonden: Dinsdag 20 januari 2015 23:18:11
> Onderwerp: [amsat-bb] Handheld for LEO satellites?
> I'm new to the list and have been listening to some satellites. I'd like
> to move on to QSOs. Can folks recommend a handheld that will get me on the
> most commonly used satellites? I'd be grateful for multiple suggestions and
> reviews.
> Thanks!
> Steve Kristoff AI9IN
> skristof at etczone.com
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