[amsat-bb] Satellite Radios

Zach Metzinger zmetzing at pobox.com
Wed Aug 31 21:47:50 UTC 2016

On 08/31/16 16:29, Gerald Payton wrote:
> EXCLUDING the radios used for portable and with handheld antennas,
> what are the radios used for FIXED operations?  I have my IC-2730,
> which I understand can be used, but wonder what other radio options
> are there out there.  Are the older second-hand radios (hard to find)
> the answer?

(Warning: I'm biased -- I have mostly Icom equipment)

I have both the IC-706MkIIG and the IC-746PRO, and they can be slaved
via C-IV to your PC for Doppler tuning. The IC-9100 appears to be the
current "boxed solution" for sat operation.

I've also got a Funcube Dongle Pro+, which I use to record the entire
passband in I/Q for later examination. Pretty handy!

What I lack now are proper antennas!

--- Zach

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