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Re: re best transceiver for sats



Having started out on AO-10 with an IC-211 for 2m receive and a 
TS-180S+mm432/28+50w amp for 70cm, then a FRG-100+IC215mod as rec 
conv plus a TenTec Scout+DEMI 28/432+50w amp, Finally a FT-847,  I'll 
take the FT-847 every time!  The IC-910 is probably comprable!

To avoid transmitting into your preamps or downconverters, modify the 
radio for Rx only.  I did that for the FT-847:
http://www.kl7uw.com/FT-847RXANT.htm

73 Ed - KL7UW

At 09:08 AM 7/4/2008, w7lrd@comcast.net wrote:
>My flavor for S band is- I use  an old TS700A 2 meter xcvr with the 
>transmitter dissabled.  It is so easy that when in the heat of 
>battle to accidently transmit into the dc.  These and similar radios 
>are fairly cheap (less than $200),  and depending on the dc cost is 
>well worth it.  The TS700 is now my stand alone, designated S band receiver.
>73 Bob W7LRD
>
>--
>"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
>
>-------------- Original message --------------
>From: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs@tin.it>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Angus"
> > To:
> > Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 1:41 PM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] re best transceiver for sats
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > > just wondering what you think is the best transceiver or 
> transceivers for
> > the satellites. By this I mean to be able to TX and RX at the same time
> > (covering from 144mhz, 70cm and 23cm), was thinking possibly 
> something like
> > the ICOM IC910 (with 23cm board added) so that USB downlink and LSB uplink
> > can be done (can the TS2000 do this also). Or is it better to have 2
> > seperate radios altogether, and use one for the uplink and one for the
> > downlink?
> > > Any thoughts or what do you think is the ultimate set up, doing 
> quite well
> > here with very simple FT817 and old FT480R but using transverter 
> for 23cms.
> > > regards
> > > Gus M0IKB
> >
> > Hi Gus, M0IKB
> >
> > In my experience 2 separate radios altogheter, and use one for the uplink
> > and one for the downlink is better !
> >
> > If you are doing quite well with very simple FT817 and FT480R and using 23
> > cm transverters I suggest you do not change your setup.
> >
> > 73" de
> >
> > i8CVS Domenico
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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