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Re: h/t advice



David, not sure if you are interested in this or not, but I used a Yaesu
FT-50R for 2M uplink and a cheap radioshack scanner for downlink for almost
a year. While quite cumbersome, it worked great and I have many QSO cards
that say so. I actually find it easier to use then the full duplex radio,
and this is why. My TH-D7 requires that I "switch vfo's" before I can adjust
for doppler, so sometimes I forgot to switch back to the 2M vfo and ended up
transmitting on 440 instead of the 2M uplink. The scanner was easy - I just
pushed either the up or down button to adjust for doppler.  See the link
below for more details including pictures of my portable satellite setup.

http://www.thelenharrs.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=43

Paul


On Dec 18, 2007 6:02 PM, Zachary Schrempp <zach.km7i@gmail.com> wrote:

> David,
>
> You can use it, but you will not know if your signal is actually
> getting through the bird or if you are transmitting over someone else.
> I would say give it a try until you can get a cheap 2nd radio that can
> serve as either the transmitter or the receiver. This way you will
> create a full-duplex setup - with 2 radios. Also keep in mind that you
> will need a diplexer for the Arrow if you are using just one radio.
>
> 73,
> Zach KM7I
>
> On Dec 18, 2007 7:01 AM, David Worboys <m0zlb@btinternet.com> wrote:
> > I would appreciate a bit of advice concerning h/t's?
> >
> >   I spoke with Icom US who admitted that despite the current adverts
> claiming the IC-91A/D is the replacement to the W32A, its not - no full
> duplex for a start!
> >
> >   So, I have the E or T90 which on the back of a bit of research I now
> find that by selecting "split" in the menu options, I can listen on 440 and
> transmit on 144 - its not full duplex I know, but for the FM birds (and
> coupled with an arrow type antenna), can I make this radio work on the
> birds?
> >
> >   Thanks in advance
> >
> >   David
> >   KG4ZLB
> >
> >
> >
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