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I thought that with already having two 2M/70cm rigs, I certainly do not need a third one.
Hopefully we can make a contact on the birds after the first of the year.
On Thursday, December 26, 2019, 2:58:39 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:
That would work, but the 72A is full duplex. I record right from my 72A. I try to keep things simple.
73 Brad KC9UQR
In a message dated 12/23/2019 7:51:15 PM Central Standard Time, jplanner@... writes:
I have both the Kenwood TH-D72A HT and Yeasu FTM-400XDR. Any thoughts on using the HT for the up link and the Yeasu for the down link?
On Monday, December 23, 2019, 6:45:59 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:
I use two antennas, both differently polarized, on the roof of my vehicle. The Comet CA-2x4SR NMO is vertically polarized and has properties that suit satellite work. This antenna is placed in the center of the roof. http://www.cometantenna.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/CA-2x4SR1.pdf
The COMPACTENNA is elliptically polarized and a very good satellite antenna. It must be placed on the corner of the vehicle. It is their 2 meter/440 model. https://compactenna.com/products/ On this site, there are explanations and videos that explain this antenna.
I use a AB switch to switch between the two antennas, depending on which one is performing the best at the moment. The COMPACTENNA is also very good at working directly overhead. Being omni-directional, there is no “doughnut hole”.
In a message dated 12/19/2019 7:22:12 PM Central Standard Time, LaneKG@...
Can you provide some details about your antennas? I have some success with the vertically polarized mobile whip and the 710GA. What other antenna do you use on your vehicle?
On Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 9:17 AM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul, I manually Doppler tune the TM-D710GA. I work portable with this radio, from my van, with two differently polarized antennas that I place on the van roof, and an A-B switch to switch between the two. I do love the radio.