[amsat-bb] AO-85 & HT

Tim N8DEU n8deu at outlook.com
Mon May 30 19:12:05 UTC 2016

I seen a person use an FT-847 sitting on the rooftop of their car at an AMSAT Symposium years ago with an Arrow in one hand and their wrist resting on the top edge of the car for support to hold the antenna. The other hand was free to hold the microphone and tune the radio. Just a thought on the mechanics of the operation.

The car rooftop put the radio at a comfortable eye level position. It appeared more portable in that arrangement rather than luggable hanging on a shoulder...

Tim - N8DEU

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Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-85 & HT

Because an FT-847 is hard to hold in one hand with an Arrow pointed at the
sky in your other hand.


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