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Re: Icom 706MKIIG for sat work?



I use a Kenwood TH-F7E as the downlink side of my mobile/portable station
(both FM and SSB) and it works very well. Although the SSB filters are a
little wide, it is almost as sensitive as a base rig in SSB (compared with
my TM-255, TM-455 and TS-790). I have used it to work from mobile all the FM
birds, the AO-40 (using a downconverter), FO-29, AO-07, VO-52. I have tried
other scanners and they are pretty deaf compared with the F7, especially in
UHF-SSB (IC-R10, AR-8000, etc) and they suffer strong desense working full
duplex from mobile.
I hope to put soon a video in my website working the FO-29 from mobile using
my TH-F7E and the CJU antenna as the (handheld) downlink part of the
station.
Best 73s from Spain!
Pedro EB4DKA
http://www.eb4dka.tk
http://miguel.servihosting.com/eb4dka
eb4dka@amsat.org


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Langdon" <vk3jed@gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 4:22 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Icom 706MKIIG for sat work?


> At 06:16 AM 7/6/2006, you wrote:
> >Something else you could always consider would be to use a regular
scanner
> >for the downlink to hear yourself. I use an HT with arrow also. The
uplink
> >is done through a Yaesu FT-50R and the downlink comes through an old 20
> >channel scanner. It works great.
>
>
> Good idea, but a couple of potential caveats:
>
> 1.  Many scanners are deaf, so a preamp may be needed.
>
> 2.  Some scanners have poor out of band rejection and strong signal
> (intermod, etc) performance.  Thos could cause problems for users in
> large cities, and a preamp will make these issues worse.
>
> Provided the above aren't an issue, a scanner will work well. :)
>
> 73 de VK3JED
> http://vkradio.com
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