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Re: Why V/S in stead of U/S



I agree. I may do something for the one point on Field Day for V/S but that 
will be the only time I use that freq pair. V/U, U/V, U/S are fine with me 
but V/S no thanks, except for that one unusual try on FD this year.

Les
W4SCO

At 07:27 PM 5/23/2005, you wrote:
>Ryan Butler wrote:
>
>>But you have a VHF antenna none of the less?  If so, a SMA to PL259 or
>>BNC to PL259 jumper or adapter will allow you to use the HT as the
>>uplink...a $5 realignment...
>
>And give up the satellite frequency/mode memories, computer control and 
>frequency tracking functions of the 847, make sure the HT is in the shack 
>(and not in my purse or on the charger, neither of which I keep in the 
>shack), make sure the V uplink is sufficiently isolated from the V-IF 
>while patching the coax around, forget about using my Heil HM-11 
>microphone and footswitch because I'm using the cell-phone-quality mic and 
>PTT on the HT...but then that's no biggie, I can just go back to working 
>like Andrew KB9OOH, even with his $165 dual IF downconverter and $320 
>G3RUH dish:
>
>>Unfortunately, because of my "setup" (i.e. no hands free!), I
>>wasn't able to write down the call-signs of those I attempted to
>>contact...
>
>Then back it all out when the next pass on a different bird comes up.
>
>Ryn, I hope you got a good price for your Icom 821H at Dayton. You'll have 
>to forgive me for not being ready to obsolete most of my FT-847 based 
>station and go back to an HT (or two) just yet...I see it as a bit more 
>than a "$5.00 realignment".
>
>  73 de Maggie K3XS
>
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