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Re: Re: FM vs. Linear on LEOs



I just worked AA9LC this AM on VO-52 on SSB with my FT-290 and FT-817 combo and an arrow antenna. My 12v battery was dead so I was cheating a little bit by plugging into the car DC outlet.

I noticed VO-52 seemed to be jumping up and down quite a bit. I heard some very loud CW and was wondering if the AGC was getting a workout. Anyone else notice this?

My home antennas are down, but I'm trying to catch the FP with the portable setup....

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Andre v Schayk <andre@pe1rdw.demon.nl>
Sent: Nov 25, 2005 11:11 AM
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: FM vs. Linear on LEOs

Kyle Yoksh schreef:

> It's just too bad that CW/SSB transmitters are not available in a 
> compact HT-size package. A few current-model
> HTs offer SSB receive, that much I know.

A lot of liniar sat operators in the early days used to work portable
with a yeasu FT290R/FT790R combo, they are not as small as a HT but they
can be used with a shoulder strap opperating from internal battery power.
They are no longer in production but I think you can still get them or
the later mark 2 models seccond hand, alternatifly you can use something
like the ft817 and a allmode portable reciever to do the same be it at a
slightly higher price (you pay for the hf portion of the 817 even if you
only need the 2/70 portion)

maybe if we ask the manufactors often enough they will bring out a
portable dualband allmode tranciever with sat mode.

73 de Andre PE1RDW
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