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Re: RFC on handhelds supporting 2-meter SSB mode



And the FT817 is smaller than the Icom 202 and can run
on more power.  Plus you have 70cm receive already for
the downlink signal.

73s John NE0P

--- Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
wrote:
> Take a hard look at the FT-817. It's not a handheld,
> but not much larger. In my opinion you'll get MUCH
> more bang for your buck buying an 817 than any of
> the 2m ssb handhelds or something like the 202.
> 
> See the last AMSAT journal for an article on
> operating FO-29 with an arrow and 817....
> 
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robin Callender <robin_callender@hotmail.com>
> Sent: Mar 17, 2005 1:31 AM
> To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RFC on handhelds supporting
> 2-meter SSB mode
> 
> Along the same lines as a previous post about
> Full-Duplex handhelds, I would 
> like to ask about any handhelds supporting SSB
> mode(s).
> I am especially interested in any handhelds which
> could be used as an IF 
> with a transconverter on the S-band.
> I would believe most would be 2-meter radios, but I
> don't want that to be a 
> limit on comments.
> By googling, I get a couple of radios that might
> qualify, most quite old --
>     Icom IC-202S
>     Santec LS-202A
>     Mizuho MX-2S
> 
> The IC-202S seems to have been used quite often as
> an IF for L and S band 
> and some reference indiate it was used is such on
> AO-40.
> My wish is to stay with handlheld radios, and not
> with mobiles (although 
> from the pictures of the IC-202S it sort of
> straddles the two types).
> 
> Thanks for any comments & 73s
> Robin Callender  KE7ARL
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