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Re: [fm-satellite] Re: Re: Best HT's for sats?

I have been using FT530 for many years but on satellite for the last 12 months. is really easy to use once you have channels programed for both VFO's. you only move VFO B (UHF) for doppler tracking and back to VFO for Tx. has two volume/Squelch knob's and is excellent for full duplex operation....
Rafael Valdez Jr.
XE2RV @ DL55
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To: fm-satellite@yahoogroups.comCC: amsat-bb@amsat.orgFrom: billdz.geo@yahoo.comDate: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 14:35:48 -0700Subject: [fm-satellite] Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Best HT's for sats?

Dan,Thanks for uploading the paper, very helpful. Guessno one rig can please everyone, but what is it aboutthe FT-530 that makes it "very awkward to operate"? Drew KO4MA gave the FT-530 high praise in his post.I could never hear my downlink on the IC-W32A Iborrowed for Swan Island, and if you can't use it towork full duplex, might as well buy a brand new FT-60for about the same price as the W32A sells for oneBay. Also, you can't work the ISS with an unmodifiedW32A, as it won't transmit below 440 mhz.I know it's possible to hear your downlink on the FMbirds with some rigs, because many have written aboutit. I've had no luck with 3 different rigs, even withseparate radios and separate antennas. No problem forme to work duplex on AO-7 and VO-52, must be the thirdharmonic that is the issue with AO-51, AO-27, andSO-50.A lot of folks seem to like the Kenwood TH-D7A, butthe price tag is quite high for a radio that is "verydelicate," "extremely difficult to program," and "poorbattery life".73, Bill NZ5N>>Posted by: "Dan O'Barr" kl7dr@yahoo.com kl7drThu Apr 3, 2008 9:13 pm (PDT)I uplaoded my white paper on the best Walkie-Talkiesto operate the LEO Amateursatellites.>>You can access this file at the URL:http://groups. yahoo.com/group/fm-satellite/files/Best%20Walkie-Talkies.doc73,Dan O, KL7DR __________________________________________________________You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster Total Access, No Cost. http://tc.deals.yahoo.com/tc/blockbuster/text5.com__._,_.___ 
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