[amsat-bb] Modern Equipment Matrix

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 19:54:27 UTC 2015

Go to rigpix.com and look for SSB capable radios...find more detail on originally available options a www.universal-radio.com even for the old stuff...it's out there. 

Here's some ideas.  Some are old, but if you know what to watch for, you can score a good deal. 

Out of production but can be found to work Sats with.

Look in SatPC32 for models in the Radio Setup to see what's supported...if doing PC control...

Icom IC-910H
Yaesu FT-847
Icom IC-820/821
Yaesu FT-736R (watch for the correct band modules) (maybe can be PC controlled via CAT)
Icom-970H.  You can put a 1.2 and 2.4ghz module in this one. Very rare. 
Yaesu FT-726R (watch for the correct band modules and the satellite module)
         There is even a 10/15m module for mode A or mode K etc...very rare...
Kenwood TS-790

Mono Band Rigs:
Kenwood TM-255 2 meter 
Kenwood TM-455 70cm
Yaesu FT-290R2 2 meter There is a bolt on 25w amp for the back of this one
Yaesu FT-790R2 70cm. There is a bolt on amp 25w for the back of this one
Kenwood TR-751 2m 25 watt all mode
Kenwood TR-851 70cm 25watt all mode
Icom IC-211 2m all mode 10 watts.... I had one very inexpensive (old but works)
Icom IC-451E 70cm all mode 10 watts 
Icom IC 251/271/275 2m base all mode
Icom IC 451/471/475 70cm base all mode ...there's a tuning module to connect some of these 2m/70cm rigs together. 


> On Mar 19, 2015, at 12:34 PM, Jeff Davis <stuckbit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone assembled a reasonably modern (currently available) table of
> equipment suitable for sat work?
> Dual-band, full-duplex - handhelds, mobiles, base equipment.
> Thanks.
> Jeff, KE9V
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