[amsat-bb] In addition to a Baefong UV-5R, what should one get to work SO-50?

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 16:37:14 UTC 2016

I'm pretty active on the amateur radio forum on Reddit [1] and last
night I posted about the upcoming ISS contacts this week [2). This
morning someone must have been reminded of me by that post and they
sent me this private message:

"Hey quick question on working SO-50 and other birds - I have a
Baofeng UV-5R right now and want to get a second for satellite work.
What am I looking for in a second HT since I already have a cheap one
and which would I use for TX/RX? Thanks!"

Patrick in particular, I know you have done a lot of testing with the
Chinese Radios, at least for AO-85, can you advise what this ham
should get and which one to use for up/down to work SO-50 in addition
to what they already have? I assume the purpose is to work

73, John KG4AKV

1) https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/
2) https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/49ajui/iss_school_contacts_tuesday_over_nyc_and_thursday/

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