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    FOX-1B Amateur Satellite.

    I friend of mine told me he has been having fun working a ham radio satellite called FOX-1B, so I gave it a try yesterday. I made 3 contacts during a morning pass, that lasted about 10 minutes. I worked guys in Ohio, North Jersey, and Michigan. If you want to give it a try, the mode is FM. The uplink is 435.250 MHZ with a 67.0 tone. Downlink is 145.960. I was using an Icom 706 with a 15EL yagi for the uplink, and another 706 with a ground plane for the downlink. But, I read that it is possible to work it with a duel band HT on close passes. Go to N2YO.com where you can track the bird, and get a lot of cool info. http://www.n2yo.com/satellites/?c=18

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    Cool George, satellites are a part of ham radio I haven't dived into much yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    Cool George, satellites are a part of ham radio I haven't dived into much yet.
    I used to play around with Russian RS-12, back in the 90's. It's dead now. 15 meters up, 10 down. SSB. Now it's just part of the space junkyard circling the earth.

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    I have an FT-726R with HF, 2 and 432 modules, the full duplex Sat TRX board and a CW filter installed.

    A second one has 6, 2 and 440 modules plus a Piexx tone encoder. No Sat board or filters.

    Methinks I'm going to need another tone encoder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8YX View Post
    I have an FT-726R with HF, 2 and 432 modules, the full duplex Sat TRX board and a CW filter installed.

    A second one has 6, 2 and 440 modules plus a Piexx tone encoder. No Sat board or filters.

    Methinks I'm going to need another tone encoder.
    I've got a Yaesu 736r with 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, and 6 meter modules.

    I just need to put out my 70cm loop and I think I can make that sat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD8TUT View Post
    I've got a Yaesu 736r with 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, and 6 meter modules.

    I just need to put out my 70cm loop and I think I can make that sat.
    If they would have offered an HF module for that rig I don't think I'd own anything else. As it stands I think I've worked out how to convert one of my 726's 2M modules to 222. That will be a fun project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD8TUT View Post
    I've got a Yaesu 736r with 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, and 6 meter modules.

    I just need to put out my 70cm loop and I think I can make that sat.
    I'm thinking about getting a dual band vertical. Trying to track this thing with a yagi is a real pita.

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