[amsat-bb] Handheld for LEO satellites?

Steve Kristoff skristof at etczone.com
Wed Jan 21 19:43:57 UTC 2015

The Alinco DJ-G7 claims to be full-duplex capable. Anybody have thoughts on
that radio?

Steve AI9IN
skristof at etczone.com

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM, D. Craig Fox <DFox at rwglaw.com> wrote:

> All of the foregoing responses express valid approaches. One thing to keep
> in mind if going the HT approach, is the long term reliability of the
> radio. The fact that there are still so many Icoms, Kenwoods, Yaesus out
> there is evidence of their long term reliability.  Perhaps the inexpensive
> Chinese radios will stand the test of time- maybe not. But for very little
> more than the cost of two of the new cheap radios, you can have a full
> duplex HT. As others have said, there is no real substitute for hearing
> your downlink.  I happen to like my full duplex Kenwood D7 because of its
> on board TNC giving me the ability to communicate through the ISS
> digipeater as I point my elk antenna while watching it go by.  Way cool
> experience.
> If you get really bitten by the sat bug like most of us, you will
> eventually want a full duplex, all function transceiver to enable you to
> work the linear (rd: low stress, high fun) satellites. Consider saving up
> for that instead.
> Just my $.02
> Craig
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