[amsat-bb] Best HT for satellite operation?

Devin L. Ganger devin at thecabal.org
Thu Mar 9 17:50:42 UTC 2017

If I can’t find a TH-D72A for my budget, what’s a good go-to? It seems like most HTs aren’t full duplex.

Devin L. Ganger (WA7DLG)
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From: alphabobri at gmail.com [mailto:alphabobri at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:13 AM
To: Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Best HT for satellite operation?

The TH-D72A is a full duplex radio, ideal for use on the FM birds.  They are a bit cheaper now that the TH-D74A is out.  The D72A is also a great APRS radio with built-in GPS.

By the way, the TH-D74A is NOT full duplex so is not particularly useful for satellite work..

73, Bob, WB4SON

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 2:33 AM, Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org<mailto:devin at thecabal.org>> wrote:

I'll be heading to the Mike & Key Hamfest this weekend in Puyallup, WA, with enough spare change that I hope to be able to pick up my second HT. My first is a Baofeng UV5RA, which is nice for hitting local repeaters, but I have heard is not a great choice for hitting the birds. I have a very nice Elk log periodic dual-band antenna my family got me for Father's Day last year, so I'd really like a HT to pair with it.

What's a good radio for working satellites? Is the Kenwood TH-D72a still the acme?

Devin L. Ganger (WA7DLG)
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