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Re: Dual-band HTs for satellite use



Definetively I recommend you the Kenwood TH-D7AG. It works full-duplex (nice
for satellites) and have built-in APRS (for terrestrial and satellites).
I work the following satellites with nothing but my D7G and a telescoping
whip:

AO-27 (voice)
UO-14 (voice)
PCSAT (APRS 1200bps)
ISS (APRS 1200bps)
UO-22 (APRS 9600bps)
I also receive nice images from NOAA Wx satellites using a turnstyle and my
laptop.

Best 73s from Spain.
Pedro EB4DKA

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Mock" <kd6pag@qsl.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 7:05 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Dual-band HTs for satellite use


> I need something an HT that fits better in my pack than my Alinco DJ-G5TH,
> which works very nicely for AO-27, etc.  But i was disappointed when i
went
> to HRO looking for a replacement.  Is it the case that only ICOM and
Kenwood
> make full-duplex dual-band HTs, or did i miss something??  If that is
indeed
> the case, then i seem to have a choice between an ICOM (which is just as
big
> as my Alinco), and two or three Kenwoods, which i have no experience with.
> Can anyone offer comparisons between the Kenwoods?  Am i going to be
better
> of with the TH-D7A(G), which has APRS functions and isn't wide open (e.g.
> likely to be less prone to out-of-band noise), or the TH-F6A, which as SSB
> receive, and 220 MHz TX, but being wide-open RX, may not be so good in a
> high-RF environment such as the S.F. Bay Area.  On the other hand, i
wonder
> if it would work well with an un-mod'ed Drakes and their counter-parts.
I've
> routinely worked the East Coast from California on AO-27 with 1W and an
Arrow
> equivalent, so i hope to do the same with a newer rig.
Suggestions/opinions,
> please.  'Will summarize for the Net...'
>
>          -- KD6PAG
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