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Re: FM satellites (was: Re: SUNSAT OVER EUROPE)

I agree with you, Jim!

I started out on the analog sats with a Regency HR-2B (FM box) with one
to transmit in the center of the passband of Oscar 6,  a vertical
antenna, and 
received with a Heathkit HW-101.  Made  LOTS  (I mean hundreds) of
that way before upgrading to an  AMECO  TX-62 with a VFO (WOW!!!!). 
with that for a few years and finally got a 2 meter allmode second or
or fourth hand and kept it for about 14 years before upgrading again.

Nowadays even the 2 meter allmodes are getting VERY reasonable on the 
second-hand market. (Heck of a lot cheaper than a  dual band  FM
handi-talkie with
all the bells & whistles).

John, K6YK

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 23:21:34 -0500 "Jim Shorney" <jshorney@inebraska.com>
>On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 08:44:45 -0400, KF4FDJ (Mike in Ft. Myers, FL)
>> In short, a SSB station capable of working the linear
>>transponders is no trivial weekend project.  It takes months of
>>dedication to making everything just right.
>I have to disagree with that statement.  It was exactly a weekend
>trivial project for me; I threw together a turnstile for 2 meters 
>from plumbing supplies, hooked up my 2-meter allmode, and used my
>existing HF rig and a 5/8-wave CB ground-plane antenna for 10 meters. 
>It got me on RS-10 and RS-15 (in it's better days) with a decent 
>signal to make many contacts.
>- -- 
>Jim Shorney                   -->.<--Put complaints in this box
>Lincoln, NE, USA
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