Hi Oscar and Alan,
Please be aware of the birdie right on the downlink of SO50. This is an internal birdie. I think it is very important to pass this on. It will affect AO27 also if it comes back to life or any satellite that uses 436.800 as a downlink.
73 de Angelo
----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan" [email protected] To: "'Oscar Ortega'" [email protected]; [email protected] Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 7:07 AM Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Newbie needs advice on which transceiver to get
Any of those should work fine, and you should include the Kenwood TS-2000 in your search list. It is still in production, and well thought of, though like nearly every other rig it does have a few quirks.
The FT-847 is still a great rig, and is usually snapped up whenever a good used one becomes available. The first batch had "write only" CAT control, with all of the following ones having bidirectional capability which is needed for modern control programs such as SatPC32. Many of the first ones where modified, but if you consider one, make certain it has the update.
Note that you can use two regular rigs together to form a satellite station. Some people find a good eBay or flea market rig as a second unit. Again, programs like SatPC32 will work with this combination and make it look like a single rig. For instance, our Dayton Hamvention demo station uses two FT-817s.
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Oscar Ortega Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 6:52 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Newbie needs advice on which transceiver to get
I recently got interested in trying satellite communications. I bought an Arrow antenna and I am wondering which transceiver to get. So far I have found the FT-847, IC-910h and IC-9100.
The FT-847 scares me since it is a bit old, however I have heard it is very good for satellite and EME.
Any advice would be appreciated!!
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