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Re: proposal for maximizing fm leo contacts

Tony Langdon (tlang@freeway.apana.org.au) wrote:

>Sadly, the gear to do the same [portable satellite operation]
>on SSB isn't on the market yet. :-(

Actually, it is. But you have to put it together. Use
available building blocks (e.g. the KK7B radios, available
in kit form from Kanga U.S.). Add a VXO for the uplink,
possibly another VXO for the downlink, a brick PA, and
you're in business. How small a box could you fit that
in to? When the time comes, you have a nice IF rig all
ready for P3D.

I recently acquired an IC-202 (yes, an appliance -
but such a cute one!) and have had all sorts of
transverter thoughts looking at that great big gaping
battery bay that nobody ever seems to use...

Laura Halliday VE7LDH     "Que les nuages soient notre
Grid: CN89mg               pied a terre..."
                                   - Hospital/Shafte

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