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RE: OSCAR-52



Try cutting the 706 back to a 5-10 watts and your desense problem will likely go away. If that doesn't fix it, you may have to use a filter or a better antenna system. It can be done...I've done the same with my F6A and FT-817.

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Brad, K1GTo" <brad@k1gto.com>
>Sent: Jan 13, 2006 10:45 AM
>To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] OSCAR-52
>
>I'm receiving quite a few emails from concerned hams that I am using "FM" on
>the transponder sats. I wasn't clear about this in my original email, but I
>am set up to transmit and receive on the appropriate ssb mode for each sat. 
>
>My HT is a Kenwood TH-F6a which is an all-mode receiver and tri-bander. So
>that should clear up the question as to how I was receiving SSB on my HT. 
>
>The mobile rig is an IC-706MKiiG, which does all modes on HF, VHF, and UHF. 
>
>The VHF/UHF antenna is a high gain dual band antenna mounted on the trunk. 
>
>I received some really good pointers on what to try next, like using ham
>radio deluxe. I can't wait to check it out this weekend when I get some
>time. Wish me luck, and I hope to hear you guys on the sats this weekend!
>
>
>73
>K1GTo
>Brad
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On Behalf
>Of Brad, K1GTo
>Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:13 PM
>To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] OSCAR-52
>
>Hi all, this will be my very first post to this group. 
>
>I'd just like to say it's nice to read everyone's comments and learn about
>these things. 
>
>This evening I sat in the mobile (AKA the shack) and tried to get into
>oscar-52. I don't have full-duplex capabilities, so I had to do some
>guess-work as far as where to listen. I chose the center frequency for TX,
>and listened near the center (below it on approach, and above on the
>retreat). I don't think anybody heard me (did any of you hear me?). 
>
>The hardest part for me is knowing where to listen. I have tried using my HT
>to receive my signal on the output, but my mobile rig overpowers the
>receiver on the HT and it is useless. 
>
>Anybody have any tricks to share? I think what I might do is pick a certain
>input frequency, and calculate the output frequencies where I should come
>out at various points throughout the pass. Then I can program in 3-5
>split-frequency channels into the mobile rig and as the bird goes by, dial
>them up. Then I'll call CQ on my chosen frequency (if its clear of course).
>Hmmm.
>
>
>73,
>Brad, K1GTo
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