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Re: Brand New ICOM W32A for ISS



Joe,

I have always found the following link very helpful for just this issue.
http://www.qrz.com/download/main/mods.html

Cheers,
John W9EN

> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 23:08:56 -0400
> From: Joe Leikhim <rhyolite@nettally.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Brand New ICOM W32A for ISS
> 
> Hi I have a brand new W32A handheld bought from AES this last weekend at 
> Melbourne Florida Hamfest.
> 
> I am trying to program in the FM Hamsats and the International Space 
> Station repeaters. As you can see below the uplink for the ISS is below 
> the 440 MHz bandedge for the W32A
> 
> ISS International Space Station
> Repeater Uplink: _*437.800 MHz FM*_
> Repeater Downlink: 145.800 MHz FM
> 
> I have been advised conflicting information as to the procedure to 
> expand the 440 band transmitter to accomplish this. Some advise to press 
> various key selections on the radio, while others suggest removing D-523 
> (a dual diode?).
> 
> Can anyone advise if they have modified a recently purchased W32A?
> 
> This radio replaces a T81A which I was able to make such a modification. 
> Unfortunately that radio was stolen from me and the W32A is my 
> replacement radio.
> 
> *I have Googled and am aware of all the various modifications out there. 
> I am just trying to hear from someone who has made the mod receintly (on 
> a newer radio) and what procedure specifically that they used.*
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> - -- 
> Joe Leikhim K4SAT
> "The RFI-EMI-GUY"
> 
> The Lost Deep Thoughts                        By: Jack Handey
>      Before a mad scientist goes mad, there's probably a time
> when he's only partially mad.  And this is the time when he's
> going to throw his best parties.
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