[amsat-bb] AO-85 & HT

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon May 30 18:39:32 UTC 2016

Hi John!

For some, HTs are the only radios they may have. For others, it
is the challenge of using portable/QRP equipment to work the satellite.
It can be done, as WB4SON mentioned earlier (and others on this list
over the past few months). Not all passes will lead to success for
those using HTs with AO-85, but with planning many have had success
working this satellite with HTs. I'm in that group, using several
different HTs and combinations of radios to work AO-85 since its
launch - and using a few of the Chinese-made HTs to work it full-


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Is there a reason for using a HT and not a desk top rig such as FT847?
> John

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