[amsat-bb] Re: Optimum HT for FM satellite use?

jeff kb2m kb2m at comcast.net
Sat Jan 31 10:09:02 PST 2009

 I think the new Yaesu VX8r is full duplex. I recently purchased one, but 
haven't had a chance to get on the FM voice sats with it yet, to see how 
well it works. It  does run APRS well with it's add-on GPS, I did get it to 
digi via ISS. I can't wait for it  to get warm, so I can do some more stuff 

73 Jeff kb2m

>> > I'm getting started in satellite work and interested in purchasing a
>> > suitable HT for portable satellite use using an Arrow antenna. 
>> > Wondering
>> > what is considered to be an optimum HT especially considering ease of
>> > managing the Doppler shift during a pass.  I understand that the HT 
>> > must
>> > be
>> > full duplex capable and thus rules out some models.
>> >
>> > Thanks, Gordon, NW7D

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