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Re: Thoughts on future "FM birds" (was: proposal for maximizing fm le o contacts)



I have a HTX-10 myself, and you're absolutely right.  It's a bargain for 
the money.  A little dissappointed that it doesn't have CW, however, ya get 
whatcha pay for.

Dave


At 19:14 8/18/00 -0400, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> > > My design thoughts for a new analog SSB satellite for newcomers is:
> > > 10 meters UP with users using 25 watt Radio Shack $139 10m rigs
> > > 2 meters down for minimum doppler and greatest link budget
>
>Actually, since my last message, I decided I was in this up to my ears, so
>I ran out to RatShack and bought one just to make sure it wasn't a snare
>and a dilusion...  So far, with 15 minutes operating time, I am impressed
>for $149.  It will make a nice all-mode tunable IF for whatever bands
>become popular on P3D or any other analog bird.  (MODE-V or not :-))
>
>It was fun just driving back from RatShack to tune around and hear DX from
>Maine, FLorida, Calif, Michigan and the usual south americans...
>
>Ah,... a new toy.... and a cheap one at that.  By the way, I would never
>put a $700 all mode in my car anyway, so this low cost approach might make
>mobile satellite much easier simply because the risk is less...
>
>Hummh, now I gotta add all those analog birds to my laptop tracker...
>
>Bob
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