[amsat-bb] Icon ID-51A for satellite
mr.soup12 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 01:22:54 UTC 2016
I already own a set of baofengs and an arrow antenna . I split the rx/tx.
Should I be utilizing a duplexer on the receive regardless of this fact?
Thank you to all who have commented so far. You have presented additional
things to consider that I would not have known otherwise.
On Jan 21, 2016 6:00 PM, "Fernando Ramirez" <framirezferrer at gmail.com>
> Or, he can use the ID51A to receive and the Baofeng to transmit. He can
> use an Arrow with the diplexer or buy a Comet one.
> Cheaper solution than the Kenwood HT.
> Fernando, NP4JV
> On Jan 21, 2016 4:56 PM, "Bob" <WB4SON at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Oliver,
>> An optimal choice would be a full-duplex HT, one that can receive on one
>> band and transmit on another at the same time. The 51A won't do that.
>> Check out this discussion:
>> And specific to the 51A:
>> The Kenwood TH-D72A supports full duplex (also called cross-band repeat),
>> for example.
>> From work-sat.com: "Although it is preferable to work the FM sats in
>> full-duplex mode (where you can hear the downlink as you key your mic),
>> only one currently-manufactured HT does that well in our VHF/UHF mode
>> - the Kenwood
>> TH-D72a. "
>> 73, Bob, WB4SON
>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 6:06 PM, Oliver <mr.soup12 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Considering purchasing an icom. Can anyone comment on using the 51A vs
>> > baofeng? Particularly how sensitivity compares.
>> > Thanks and 73
>> > KD9CFO
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