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Re: BEST satellite radio



I have all modes of keying available and my favorite for phone ops is a foot
switch.  They are easy to make or you can find them for about ten bucks at
many swapmeets.  If you've never tried one I think you'll be in for a
pleasant surprise.  On AO-13 when the doppler was slow and the squint was
low I used to lean back in the recliner and ragchew.  Then a hand switch was
my favorite.  Never could fall in love with the vox, although it works as
advertised.

Just my .02.

73 - JC,k0hps@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Ogden <jono@enteract.com>
To: Ronald Long <rlong3@columbus.rr.com>; <antonio@qualcomm.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] BEST satellite radio


> on 5/31/00 7:12 PM, Ronald Long at rlong3@columbus.rr.com wrote:
>
> >
> > Some of the sat radios have not had VOX. A serious problem IMHO.
>
> I don't know if you need it.  Many times when I am operating in SSB with
my
> FT-847, I just leave the MOX button pushed in.  If I am not making any
noise
> with my headset, the radio doesn't put out any power.  And with full
duplex
> I can be in "TX" mode and still hear the other guy speak.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
> http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
>
> "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
>
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