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Satellite using an HT

May 15th, 12:36

KB8VHI

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I am looking into doing Satelite for. The first time. Right now I. Just have a duel band HT. I read that you can use an HT for Satellite. Are two radios and a diplexer necessary if your using a duel band ht that monitors two channels at the same time?
May 16th, 09:18

W1VT

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Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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https://www.work-sat.com/my_gear.html
"It is preferable to work the FM sats in full-duplex mode (where you can hear the downlink as you key your mic). But only one recently manufactured HT did that well in V/U and U/V modes: the Kenwood TH-D72a (discontinued 4Q 2020)"


In practice most dual band radios desense too much on receive so it is often more practical to use two radios if you are on a budget.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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