[amsat-bb] Modern Equipment Matrix

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 00:57:59 UTC 2015

Just like some probably like having 2 or more hf rigs, I have second sat rig, which can't be computer tuned...to keep my skills up. 

It's an icom ic-211 and a kenwood TM-455.  Was a kenwood tr-751 2m and a TS-450 hf rig when the RS10-12-15 Sats were in service 

Without computer it Drives much more clumsily, makes the successful contact even sweeter. 


Anyone besides me enjoying this trip down memories of gear used for Sats....I am, thanks for that !

Probably a lot more than the original ask. Maybe I should apologize for that...it's fun to me to imagine the various ways to work the birds. 


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> On Mar 20, 2015, at 3:54 PM, Mike Sprenger <mikesprenger at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. 
> Thanks,
> Mike
>> 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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