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Re: AMSAT has a SECRET!



except for antenna size ??? I started with Mode "A" years ago when I first got
involved in ham radio and I truly believe mode "B" is a better choice...

Jon Ogden wrote:

> 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
>
> "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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