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Groundstation cost, etc.



> It seems to me the best investment is in the groundstation. These days
> you can buy an FT-847, power supply and antennas for under $2000.
> Preamps and an AZ-EL rotor will add almost another thousand but the
> result is an A-1 groundstation that can do more with less in the air.
>
This is a good point!  I guess the ultimate in easy sats is Iridium.  Does
anyone know
what those phones cost?  Maybe even the deluxe amateur set up is really on
the cheap.


73,
Joe


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