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Re: Would this work on FM sats?



Sure, 
thats good for a start.

Try monitoring ISS.
http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/howtouseiss.html

And there are other fm birds too.

good luck.



--- John Geiger <johngeig@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I am kind of radio poor right now (running an Icom
> 706
> original as my main radio) and miss being on the
> satellites.  I do have a Yaesu VX7R HT, which can do
> 5
> watts on 2m, and also a Yaesu FT51R on the way,
> which
> can do 5 watts and full duplex.  I am looking at the
> Cushcraft 10 element dual band beam to using to get
> back on the sats.  This has 5 elements on each band.
> 
> I would mount it horizontially polarized, with no
> elevation.
> 
> So my setup would be:
> 
> Cushcraft dualband yagi-no elevation, horizontal
> Either VX7R or FT51R at 5 watts
> 
> Would this setup be enough for the FM satellites?  I
> could spring for a duplexer later on and run the 706
> on the uplink at 10 watts on 2 meters.
> 
> 73s John W5TD (ex NE0P)
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