[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite's

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 29 03:28:20 PDT 2012

--- On Wed, 29/8/12, Kevin Deane <summit496 at live.com> wrote:
> I am dying to work AO-7 for sure and VO-52, FO-29 but gave 
> up trying to do so without the right equipment. 

Yes full duplex is a must for working linear sats. If you already have an FT-857 you've already got the "hard part", generating SSB on 70 cm, sorted. All you need is a separate receiver. 

A $20 RTL2832-E4000 TV Dongle would appear the cheapest way of achieving that, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTh4DAmMzrM 

I've never used that dongle myself but it may well provide sufficient performance to receive a 2m satellite downlink. Has anyone used one to receive amateur linear sats ? 

73 Trevor M5AKA

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