I have done this numerous times. Here's a little more information to pass on.

I've done it with a single UV-5R and an Arrow antenna. The downside of this is that you can only operate half-duplex. The problem with that is that you often transmit on top of other operators trying to make a contact and you earn, at best, a bad reputation. The FM birds are full enough. If you really want to try it this way then please do it very early in the morning or very late at night when the birds have less people.

The best way to proceed is with two radios. I have done it with two UV-5Rs - one for transmit and one for receive. This way you can operate full-duplex and not walk on top of other operators.

-David, N9KT

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 9:39 AM Richard Lawn <rjlawn@gmail.com> wrote:
I new member to our club who holds a tech license asked me if I knew,if any of the Baofeng HTs were capable of satellite operation. I know this has been discussed to death and I think the answer is no, but I don’t want to mislead him.

Rick, W2JAZ 
Sent from Gmail Mobile


Sent via AMSAT-BB(a)amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA.
Acceptable Use and Privacy Policies available at https://www.amsat.org/about-amsat/

View archives of this mailing list at
To unsubscribe send an email to amsat-bb-leave(a)amsat.org
Manage all of your AMSAT-NA mailing list preferences at https://mailman.amsat.org