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Re: Portable Operation



I've had good experience with the FT-470 and FT-530, older Yaesu radio... I 
think the w32a may be the only one right now that is full duplex and a 
current model.

Where is your launch site? Curious if I can work you from here in Florida?

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Jerzycke" <kq6ea@pacbell.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:04 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Portable Operation


> Greetings to the group!
> My employer (Sea Launch) has tentatively agreed to
> allow me to operate HF and Satellite on our trips back
> from the launch site. At this point I'm just waiting
> for my Liberian reciprocal permit, since our ships are
> Liberian-flagged. Since I have the HF part covered
> with my K2 and Buddipole, I need some input from
> everybody on what would be a good little rig, most
> probably a hand-held, to use with my Arrow antenna. I
> have an FT-50, but would prefer to get a full-duplex
> radio so I don't step on people. My FT-847 is just too
> much extra stuff to drag with me! I've read the
> previous posts on hand-helds, especially Emily's great
> notes on AO-51, and I'm leaning towards either a W32A,
> or maybe an FT-51 if I can find a good used one. A
> Kenwood D7AG might be nice for the TNC, but I don't
> think it does full-duplex.
> Questions, comments, suggestions welcome!
> 73, Jim  KQ6EA
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