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Re: Handheld for Echo and FM Sats?

Thanks to Drew KO4MA, A.J. Farmer, AJ3U, Ron KA4KYI, and Bob Bruninga
for your replies.

Looks like any full duplex handheld will work, but the most capable
seems to be the Kenwood TH-D7.

The Arrow antenna also seems to be well regarded.

I think that I will sell my VX-1R and start shopping for an Arrow
antenna and full duplex handheld.


On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 16:49, Darrell Bellerive wrote:
> With the launch of Echo, I have been thinking that I might sell my Yaesu
> VX-1R and buy a full duplex handheld and Arrow II Satellite Antenna for
> operation on the FM birds.
> Which handhelds are suitable or recommended for working the birds? 
> Are higher voltage battery packs for more transmitter power necessary or
> desirable?
> Does one need a headset to prevent feedback?
> What else should I consider?
> 73,
> Darrell

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