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Re: AMSAT has a SECRET!



Or two 10m rigs (<200) and a bare bones tx converter like the hamtronics
(~100). Before the fm satellites the Mode A and Mode K birds were the
beginners choice for simplicity and expense. I think they should still be
the beginners choice. Doppler is simple (much less than B or J), there is
ample space on the majority of passes, and time for experienced ops to elmer
the new guys over the air.

Drew, KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Ogden <na9d@speakeasy.net>
To: guy lemke <guy@com-pair.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT has a SECRET!


> on 6/1/01 10:35 PM, guy lemke at guy@com-pair.net wrote:
>
> > Jon,
> > I don't understand why 10 meters...if its a handheld wouldn't  "B" mode
be
> > better size wise ??? and doppler
>
> I think Bob's idea is that there are a LOT of those Radio Shack 10m rigs
> around out there that are cheap.
>
> Here is what you need to spend to get on a mode A satellite with new
> equipment:
>
> FT-817 (recently less than $700 at Dayton): approx $750
> Radio Shack 10m rig: $100
>
> or:
>
> IC-706MKIIG (recently sold for $740 at Dayton): approx $900
> Radio Shack 10m rig: $100
>
> or:
>
> The HF/2m all mode rig you already have: $0.00
> Radio Shack 10m rig: $100
>
> So for less than $1000 you can have a portable satellite station.
>
> I think that's what Bob's getting at.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
> http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
>
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>
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