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Re: Rigs for FM Sats including AO-51 (Echo)



All,
I have an ADI AT-600 which meets these criteria except for cross band
memory storage.  Not having cross band memory storage is workable, though
it adds steps & makes having a friend or tripod to hold the antenna a plus.
73,
Alan
KB3FWZ


> [Original Message]
> From: Dave Taylor <w8aas@comcast.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
 > Date: 7/10/2004 5:52:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Rigs for FM Sats including AO-51 (Echo)
>
> Kenwood TH-D7 doesn't meet criterion 4.  You can only have 1 band in a 
> memory channel.
> 
> Dave, W8AAS
> 
> On Jul 10, 2004, at 3:02 PM, Darrell Bellerive wrote:
> 
> > A list of criteria has been added. This is my best guess from what I
> > have learnt so far. Please send me corrections.
> >
> > Also please check to make sure the rigs will meet all the criteria.
> >
> >
> > Updated list as of July 10 18:30 UTC:
> >
> > Criteria:
> > 1) Must be capable of tuning the satellite sub-bands:
> >      2 metres: 144 to 146 MHz.
> >      70 cm:    435 to 438 MHz.
> > 2) Must be capable of transmitting sub-audible or CTCSS tones:
> >      SO-50: 67.0 Hz and 74.4 Hz.
> >      AO-51: 67.0 Hz.
> >      All rigs on this list will transmit a tone in full duplex mode.
> > 3) Full duplex. Able to receive during transmission. While not
> >      absolutely necessary, full duplex is extremely desirable.
> >      All rigs on this list will do full duplex.
> > 4) Cross band memory storage. The ability to store frequencies from
> >      different bands into a memory channel. While not absolutely
> >      necessary, it makes tuning for Doppler frequency shifts much
> >      easier.
> >      All rigs on this list will allow cross band frequencies in
> >      memory channels.
> > 5) Power output from handhelds should be 5 watts. Some handhelds
> >      will require 12 volt batteries or external power.
> 
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