This is Ed N0EHQ and I'm a complete newbie with my only knowledge of satellites is that "they're up there somewhere".
Anyway, I have a pair of FT-817ND's currently on hand and an Arrow II antenna with duplexer on the way to be delivered to my house. I have a satellite tracking app on my iPod touch as of yesterday evening. So from an equipment standpoint I think I'm set up.
I'm sure I'll be needing some help from you experts here on the list so I'll try not to be too big of a pest.
73 Ed N0EHQ