[amsat-bb] Fox, "Easy Sats"....et al....

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Jul 4 20:03:34 UTC 2015

Hi again!

A correction.... the UV-5R I used in the YouTube video I referenced
earlier was set to tune in 2.5 kHz steps, not 2.5 Hz steps.

The Baofeng radios, like those from the other Chinese brands, tend to
have sharper front-ends than the Icom/Yaesu/Kenwood amateur HTs.
There will be moments where the UV-5R (and other Chinese-made
radios) won't hear the SO-50 downlink, if you are tuning these radios
in 5 kHz steps.

When the time comes that we have Fox-1 FM satellites and EO-80,
I don't think it will be necessary to tune the 70cm uplinks in 2.5 kHz
steps. The 5 kHz steps would probably work fine, and this is something
I'll try as these satellites become available for us to use.


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