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Re: RFC on handhelds supporting 2-meter SSB mode



Thanks everyone for the comments.
It appears the FT-817 is the favorite for a near-handheld type experience, 
although I'm going to look into the TH-F6 as well.
I really appreciate the comments!
73s
Robin Callender  KE7ARL


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg D." <ko6th_greg@hotmail.com>
To: <robin_callender@hotmail.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 8:49 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] RFC on handhelds supporting 2-meter SSB mode


> Hi Robin,
>
> I'm a little behind in my email, so this may have already been 
> suggested...  The Kenwood TH-F6 can also run SSB receive on most of the 
> bands it covers, including 2 meters.  I've used it with my Drake 2880 
> downconverter for receiving AO-40.  Not the best rig, but you can't beat 
> it for portability.
>
> Greg  KO6TH
>
> p.s.  were you the one operating handheld through AO-51 last night (05:43z 
> 3/17)?  I thought I had the call, but KA7 didn't register on QRZ...
>
>
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: &quot;Robin Callender&quot; &lt;robin_callender@hotmail.com&gt;
> To: &quot;amsat-bb&quot; &lt;amsat-bb@amsat.org&gt;
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RFC on handhelds supporting 2-meter SSB mode
> Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 22:31:18 -0800
>
> 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 &amp; 73s
> Robin Callender  KE7ARL
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