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Re: Handheld of choice...



   The Icom IC-W32A is still available from The Ham Station
at http://www.hamstation.com/ 

   Dan, N9APA, <sales@hamstation.com> said that they four 
IC-W32As in stock, as of Mon, 23 Oct 2006. 

73
George k6ite 

On 1 Nov 2006 at 8:15, Stephen Brown Jr wrote:

> 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
> > AMSAT Member 35360
> > AMSAT Area Coordinator
> >
> > Please donate to the Eagle project!
> > http://www.amsat-na.com/donation.php?donate=eagle
> >
> >
> >
> > Tim Tapio wrote:
> > > What's the best handheld for use on the FM sats?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > How about portable/mobile?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Fixed station??
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 73 de Tim, K4SHF

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