[amsat-bb] VHF/UHF Transverter?

Joseph B. Fitzgerald jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu
Thu Apr 23 22:59:53 UTC 2020

Transverters are a very viable option for producing RF on VHF/UHF and up.   The trade off is usually a bit more work on integration and operation.  For example it might take a bit of futzing to get a smallish (100mW) signal out of the '7300 for input to the transverter.

As far as operation, you may need to do some mental arithmetic when calculating your transmit frequency, although many radios can be programed such that their display does that for you.

de KM1P

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I've been doing FM satellites for quite some time, and I am wondering if
there is a cheap way to get into linear satellites.  Could I use a
transverter for VHF and UHF?  I have an IC-7300 for HF.  Could I just hook
that up to a transverter and it would put out RF on VHF and UHF?

73 de W0AAE
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