[amsat-bb] AO-85 & HT

Dave Webb KB1PVH kb1pvh at gmail.com
Mon May 30 18:38:30 UTC 2016


I'm guessing not everyone has a radio like an FT-847 but they have an HT or
2. It's also easier to carry an HT outside vs. an 847.


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On May 30, 2016 2:32 PM, "John Becker" <w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:

> Is there a reason for using a HT and not a desk top rig such as FT847?
> John
> On 5/30/2016 12:26 PM, Kevin Ehm wrote:
>> I’m having great difficulty hitting and receiving AO-85 with my Yaesu VX
>> 6r.  I have read about the frequencies, and that I’m not alone in the boat
>> with HT’s and only 5 watts.  I’m in BP51, and used to hit the easy ones
>> when they were working.  Am I simply wasting my time with AO-85?
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