[amsat-bb] Modern Equipment Matrix
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Fri Mar 20 20:02:37 UTC 2015
The FT736R came with 2m and 70cm as standard, so it is good to go for Mode
B and Mode J satellites. The FT726 had 2m as standard, it had 2 different
UHF modules, one for 430-440MHZ (for the satellite and weak signal part)
and a 440-450MHZ for the US FM portion of the band. Also, it wouldn't do
full duplex without a satellite board installed, which was an option.
Kenwood had the TS780 which was a dualband 2m/70cm SSB/CW/FM rig. I don't
know if it supported full duplex or not, I kind of think it didn't.
For monoband SSB/CW rigs there are also:
2m: Icom 245 with SSB adaptor, Icom 260, Icom 202S, Kenwood TR9000, Kenwood
TR9130, Kenwood TS700, Yaesu FT480, Yaesu FT221, Yaesu FT225, Yaesu
FT290RI, and Santec LS202A-an all mode HT with thumbwheel frequency
70cm: Icom 402, Kenwood TR9500, Yaesu FT780, FT790R1
Yaesu had the FT767 which was an HF rig which you could add a 2m and/or UHF
73 John AF5CC
On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Mike Sprenger <mikesprenger at gmail.com>
> 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
> 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
> 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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