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Re: Handheld of choice...



I'll plug the D7 as well, I bought one earlier this year with the intentions
of just using it for APRS/Packet, but it also works excellent for FM sat
work. I've only used it through AO-51 with an Arrow antenna, but as Eric
mentioned it works well for the other modes as well.

73's
Stephen
N1VLV


On 10/31/06, Eric H Christensen <kf4otn@ericsatcom.net> wrote:
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> Tim,
> I don't know about the best handheld but I use a Yaesu FT-51R and I'll
> use it until it dies.  I've worked SO-50, AO-27, and AO-51 with this rig
> with great success.
>
> Since that radio isn't available new anymore I'd suggest the Kenwood D7A
> as well.  I've worked all the above satellites with the D7A plus NO-44
> and the ISS in digital mode (with the built-in TNC in both 1200 baud and
> 9600 baud).  I love both of these radios for both satellite and
> terrestrial uses.
>
> 73s,
> Eric KF4OTN
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> Tim Tapio wrote:
> > What's the best handheld for use on the FM sats?
> >
> >
> >
> > How about portable/mobile?
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> >
> > Fixed station??
> >
> >
> >
> > 73 de Tim, K4SHF
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