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Today's Topics:

   1. Kenwood TS-2000X RX @xxxx Baud (Vincenzo Mone)
   2. Kenwood TS-2000X RX @xxxx Baud (Vincenzo Mone)
   3. Re: Diplexer recommendation (Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK))
   4. Re: Wouxun / Powerwerx KG-UV8E / KG-UV8T as full duplex FM
      sat handheld? (Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK))
   5. Re: Diplexer recommendation (Rico van Genugten)
   6. Re: Diplexer recommendation (Paul Stoetzer)
   7. Re: Diplexer recommendation (Floyd Rodgers)
   8. Re: Diplexer recommendation (Adrian Engele)
   9. Re: Kenwood TS-2000X RX @xxxx Baud (Mark L. Hammond)
  10. Re: Diplexer recommendation (Robert McGwier)
  11. Re: GPerdict, Icom IC-910H, and Windows 10 (Andr? L?faldli)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:59:07 +0100
From: "Vincenzo Mone" <vimone@xxxxx.xx>
To: "Amsat - BBs" <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Kenwood TS-2000X RX @xxxx Baud
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Hello,

I was a bit out of the world of radio due to the renovation of the house.

In the meantime I took advantage of replacing my old Kenwood TS-790E with a
new Kenwood TS-2000X.

In the old TS-790, I had the Symek IFD card for receiving 38k4 baud
satellites.

I wanted to know if there are still satellites that still transmit at that
speed and if it is worth inserting the TS-2000X card.

Thank you





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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:53:00 +0100
From: "Vincenzo Mone" <vimone@xxxxx.xx>
To: "Amsat - BBs" <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Kenwood TS-2000X RX @xxxx Baud
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Hello,

I was a bit out of the world of radio due to the renovation of the house.

In the meantime I took advantage of replacing my old Kenwood TS-790E with a
new Kenwood TS-2000X.

In the old TS-790, I had the Symek IFD card for receiving 38k4 baud
satellites.

I wanted to know if there are still satellites that still transmit at that
speed and if it is worth inserting the TS-2000X card.

Thank you





73's de Enzo IK8OZV

EasyLog 5 BetaTester

EasyLog PDA BetaTester

WinBollet BetaTester

D.C.I. CheckPoint Regione Campania

Skype: ik8ozv8520









      *************************************

      *******    GSM  +39 328 7110193     *******

      ******       SMS  +39 328 7110193       ******

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:57:33 +0000
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: Rico van Genugten <rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx>, AMSAT
<amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Diplexer recommendation
Message-ID:
<CAN6TEUfd3jspDn+FHvFRRKMwPrzvyMFByZKvAEJfA=zxbwcaJQ@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Rico,

I had used either Comet or Diamond diplexers in the past, until I
found the MFJ diplexers were about half the price of the Comet and
Diamond units, with what I saw as comparable performance. WiMo in
the US is like your description of MFJ in Europe; I've never seen
or tried WiMo diplexers.

One review I saw a while back actually showed the MFJ-916B to be
much better than Diamond's MX-72:

http://www.w4gso.org/news/comparing-duplexers-mfj-vs-diamond/

The pictures and screenshots aren't in this article, but the text
tells the story of this comparison.

73!





Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK






On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Rico van Genugten <
rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm using an FT-897D for TX (non-duplex), and an Airspy and computer for
> RX. Good idea to use four switches Greg, in fact that's what I'm currently
> doing. With four switches you always use one antenna for RX and the other
> for TX though, I want to be able to use the same antenna for RX and TX when
> that works better with the current satellite orientation. Using two
> switches and two diplexers I would be able to independently select which
> antenna to use for RX, and which one to use for TX. I posted the connection
> scheme on twitter (warning, mspaint ahead):
> https://twitter.com/PA3RVG/status/950649511935905792
>
> But we are drifting from the original question: which diplexers? I have
> heard good stories about the MFJ-916, but its availability is not great in
> Europe. What about Comet, Diamond or Wimo? Are they any good?
>
> Regards,
> Rico
>
>
>


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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:03:33 +0000
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Wouxun / Powerwerx KG-UV8E / KG-UV8T as full
duplex FM sat handheld?
Message-ID:
<CAN6TEUd5Mra8gSRW0xm_Gem3atr8NcXBE394LHskrUa7_-6eaQ@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Paul and Pavel,

I have not tried any of the tri-band versions of the KG-UV8D. Based
on what I saw with the 2m/70cm version, I would not expect that the
KG-UV8E or KG-UV8T (or whatever model number may be used in the
future) would perform any better on FM satellites with a 2m uplink
like SO-50. They would probably be OK for the Fox-1 FM satellites
with 70cm uplinks like AO-85 and AO-91 working full-duplex, but I
have not tested these newer KG-UV8D variants.

For Wouxun radios, I like the KG-UV9D and UV9D Plus HTs for use with
FM satellites. Newer model, better receiver than the previous Wouxun
models. Not capable of full-duplex with SO-50, but do OK with AO-85
and AO-91. For SO-50, I either use the group of memory channels and
work it half-duplex, or get a second radio for full-duplex.

73!




Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK




On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:24 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Pavel,
>
> Unfortunately you will find that it will desense when transmitting on
> 2 meters and receiving on 70 cm, but may be OK for transmitting on 70
> cm while receiving on 2 meters.
>
> I think WD9EWK has tested one. Perhaps he can provide some first-hand
> experience of how it performs.
>
> 73,
>
> Paul, N8HM
>
>


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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:16:26 +0100
From: Rico van Genugten <rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx>
To: amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx
Cc: AMSAT <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Diplexer recommendation
Message-ID:
<CAJdc4v72i7d=hPi5D9jSh3Mm3MFGbxbyd3YAT0YN30HTG6+iUQ@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Hi all,

Thanks for the recommendation Patrick, I have contacted MFJ and hope they
will ship a couple of them to the Netherlands. I have also contacted WiMo
for some specs on their diplexers as they aren't available on their
website, I will share them on this list when I receive them.

73,
Rico PA3RVG

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Rico,
>
> I had used either Comet or Diamond diplexers in the past, until I
> found the MFJ diplexers were about half the price of the Comet and
> Diamond units, with what I saw as comparable performance. WiMo in
> the US is like your description of MFJ in Europe; I've never seen
> or tried WiMo diplexers.
>
> One review I saw a while back actually showed the MFJ-916B to be
> much better than Diamond's MX-72:
>
> http://www.w4gso.org/news/comparing-duplexers-mfj-vs-diamond/
>
> The pictures and screenshots aren't in this article, but the text
> tells the story of this comparison.
>
> 73!
>
>
>
>
>
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Rico van Genugten <
> rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm using an FT-897D for TX (non-duplex), and an Airspy and computer for
>> RX. Good idea to use four switches Greg, in fact that's what I'm currently
>> doing. With four switches you always use one antenna for RX and the other
>> for TX though, I want to be able to use the same antenna for RX and TX
>> when
>> that works better with the current satellite orientation. Using two
>> switches and two diplexers I would be able to independently select which
>> antenna to use for RX, and which one to use for TX. I posted the
>> connection
>> scheme on twitter (warning, mspaint ahead):
>> https://twitter.com/PA3RVG/status/950649511935905792
>>
>> But we are drifting from the original question: which diplexers? I have
>> heard good stories about the MFJ-916, but its availability is not great in
>> Europe. What about Comet, Diamond or Wimo? Are they any good?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Rico
>>
>>
>>


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:20:39 -0500
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx>
To: Rico van Genugten <rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Diplexer recommendation
Message-ID:
<CABzOSOqm2w53Upigq+q7CtWDiTpJTHwbDdwZei6fVwJzonu04g@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Page 10 of PA1IVO's presentation at the 2011 AMSAT-UK Colloquium
includes measurements of the Wimo Diplexer. It appears to have very
good specs in general, though it looks like losses were measured at
1.45 dB at 436 MHz, which is a bit high.

https://ivok.home.xs4all.nl/pa1ivo/doc/AmsatColloquium2011.pdf

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:16 AM, Rico van Genugten
<rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Thanks for the recommendation Patrick, I have contacted MFJ and hope they
> will ship a couple of them to the Netherlands. I have also contacted WiMo
> for some specs on their diplexers as they aren't available on their
> website, I will share them on this list when I receive them.
>
> 73,
> Rico PA3RVG
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
> amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>
>> Rico,
>>
>> I had used either Comet or Diamond diplexers in the past, until I
>> found the MFJ diplexers were about half the price of the Comet and
>> Diamond units, with what I saw as comparable performance. WiMo in
>> the US is like your description of MFJ in Europe; I've never seen
>> or tried WiMo diplexers.
>>
>> One review I saw a while back actually showed the MFJ-916B to be
>> much better than Diamond's MX-72:
>>
>> http://www.w4gso.org/news/comparing-duplexers-mfj-vs-diamond/
>>
>> The pictures and screenshots aren't in this article, but the text
>> tells the story of this comparison.
>>
>> 73!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
>> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
>> Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Rico van Genugten <
>> rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I'm using an FT-897D for TX (non-duplex), and an Airspy and computer for
>>> RX. Good idea to use four switches Greg, in fact that's what I'm currently
>>> doing. With four switches you always use one antenna for RX and the other
>>> for TX though, I want to be able to use the same antenna for RX and TX
>>> when
>>> that works better with the current satellite orientation. Using two
>>> switches and two diplexers I would be able to independently select which
>>> antenna to use for RX, and which one to use for TX. I posted the
>>> connection
>>> scheme on twitter (warning, mspaint ahead):
>>> https://twitter.com/PA3RVG/status/950649511935905792
>>>
>>> But we are drifting from the original question: which diplexers? I have
>>> heard good stories about the MFJ-916, but its availability is not great in
>>> Europe. What about Comet, Diamond or Wimo? Are they any good?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Rico
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:10:57 +0000 (UTC)
From: Floyd Rodgers <kc5qbc@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx>, 	Rico van Genugten
<rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Diplexer recommendation
Message-ID: <597788882.3476533.1515517857601@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

?I use diamond mx72n pair to allow a 100 ft run from shack to antennas using
7/8" hardline. .1db loss and plenty of power at 400/250w fm. isolation of
the units back to back is 120db uhf/vhf which is plenty to run satellite
with two radios and two antennas.

    On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:22 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx> wrote:


 Page 10 of PA1IVO's presentation at the 2011 AMSAT-UK Colloquium
includes measurements of the Wimo Diplexer. It appears to have very
good specs in general, though it looks like losses were measured at
1.45 dB at 436 MHz, which is a bit high.

https://ivok.home.xs4all.nl/pa1ivo/doc/AmsatColloquium2011.pdf

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:16 AM, Rico van Genugten
<rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Thanks for the recommendation Patrick, I have contacted MFJ and hope they
> will ship a couple of them to the Netherlands. I have also contacted WiMo
> for some specs on their diplexers as they aren't available on their
> website, I will share them on this list when I receive them.
>
> 73,
> Rico PA3RVG
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
> amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>
>> Rico,
>>
>> I had used either Comet or Diamond diplexers in the past, until I
>> found the MFJ diplexers were about half the price of the Comet and
>> Diamond units, with what I saw as comparable performance. WiMo in
>> the US is like your description of MFJ in Europe; I've never seen
>> or tried WiMo diplexers.
>>
>> One review I saw a while back actually showed the MFJ-916B to be
>> much better than Diamond's MX-72:
>>
>> http://www.w4gso.org/news/comparing-duplexers-mfj-vs-diamond/
>>
>> The pictures and screenshots aren't in this article, but the text
>> tells the story of this comparison.
>>
>> 73!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
>> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
>> Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Rico van Genugten <
>> rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I'm using an FT-897D for TX (non-duplex), and an Airspy and computer for
>>> RX. Good idea to use four switches Greg, in fact that's what I'm currently
>>> doing. With four switches you always use one antenna for RX and the other
>>> for TX though, I want to be able to use the same antenna for RX and TX
>>> when
>>> that works better with the current satellite orientation. Using two
>>> switches and two diplexers I would be able to independently select which
>>> antenna to use for RX, and which one to use for TX. I posted the
>>> connection
>>> scheme on twitter (warning, mspaint ahead):
>>> https://twitter.com/PA3RVG/status/950649511935905792
>>>
>>> But we are drifting from the original question: which diplexers? I have
>>> heard good stories about the MFJ-916, but its availability is not great in
>>> Europe. What about Comet, Diamond or Wimo? Are they any good?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Rico
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:17:36 +0000 (UTC)
From: Adrian Engele <aa5uk@xxxxx.xxx>
To: Rico van Genugten <rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx>, 	AMSAT
<amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>, 	"Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)"
<amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Diplexer recommendation
Message-ID: <673655661.3424403.1515518256783@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Here is another excellent ARRL article back from 2004 about Diplexers:
http://www.dci.ca/pdf/qst-dec-2004.pdf
I had good experience with the MFJ-916B and got better results compared to
the Comet 4160.

Adrian AA5UK


    On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 10:00:30 AM CST, Patrick STODDARD
(WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

 Rico,

I had used either Comet or Diamond diplexers in the past, until I
found the MFJ diplexers were about half the price of the Comet and
Diamond units, with what I saw as comparable performance. WiMo in
the US is like your description of MFJ in Europe; I've never seen
or tried WiMo diplexers.

One review I saw a while back actually showed the MFJ-916B to be
much better than Diamond's MX-72:

http://www.w4gso.org/news/comparing-duplexers-mfj-vs-diamond/

The pictures and screenshots aren't in this article, but the text
tells the story of this comparison.

73!





Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK






On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Rico van Genugten <
rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm using an FT-897D for TX (non-duplex), and an Airspy and computer for
> RX. Good idea to use four switches Greg, in fact that's what I'm currently
> doing. With four switches you always use one antenna for RX and the other
> for TX though, I want to be able to use the same antenna for RX and TX when
> that works better with the current satellite orientation. Using two
> switches and two diplexers I would be able to independently select which
> antenna to use for RX, and which one to use for TX. I posted the connection
> scheme on twitter (warning, mspaint ahead):
> https://twitter.com/PA3RVG/status/950649511935905792
>
> But we are drifting from the original question: which diplexers? I have
> heard good stories about the MFJ-916, but its availability is not great in
> Europe. What about Comet, Diamond or Wimo? Are they any good?
>
> Regards,
> Rico
>
>
>
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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:03:19 -0500
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond@xxxxx.xxx>
To: "Vincenzo Mone" <vimone@xxxxx.xx>,"Amsat - BBs"
<amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Kenwood TS-2000X RX @xxxx Baud
Message-ID: <wJ3L1w0042NCbDF01J3LH4@xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hello Enzo,

Welcome back to radio :)   Good to hear from you again.

Falconsat-3 has the capability of running a 38k4 downlink, but it's unlikely
that we'll try it.   I have 2 radios with Symek boards---the TS-790A and the
TS-2000X.  You can see my photos of the TS-2000X  mod here:

https://sites.google.com/site/marklhammond/ts-2000x_ifd

It may not be worth the risk associated with the modification to your radio.
 Should we try 38k4, using an SDR receiver and software TNC to decode is
probably an easier option to consider.

If there were sufficient numbers of interested hams in running at 38k4, we
might be able to try it.  But for now, it's probably unlikely.

The 1.2GHz transmitter in the TS-2000X will be useful with the soon to be
launched Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D!

73,

Mark N8MH



At 01:59 PM 1/9/2018 +0100, Vincenzo Mone wrote:
>Hello,
>
>I was a bit out of the world of radio due to the renovation of the house.
>
>In the meantime I took advantage of replacing my old Kenwood TS-790E with a
>new Kenwood TS-2000X.
>
>In the old TS-790, I had the Symek IFD card for receiving 38k4 baud
>satellites.
>
>I wanted to know if there are still satellites that still transmit at that
>speed and if it is worth inserting the TS-2000X card.
>
>Thank you
>
>
>
>
>
>73's de Enzo IK8OZV
>
>EasyLog 5 BetaTester
>
>EasyLog PDA BetaTester
>
>WinBollet BetaTester
>
>D.C.I. CheckPoint Regione Campania
>
>Skype: ik8ozv8520
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>      *************************************
>
>      *******    GSM  +39 328 7110193     *******
>
>      ******       SMS  +39 328 7110193       ******
>
>      *************************************
>
>
>
>_______________________________________________
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>to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
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>are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:18:18 -0500
From: Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier@xxxxx.xxx>
To: Floyd Rodgers <kc5qbc@xxxxxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Diplexer recommendation
Message-ID:
<CA+K5gzefnOXaELqfSj5QAZ43BLnHSbAMFuRuRYqnPwt3T4i+5Q@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Since I don't believe the isolation numbers, are they measured or claimed?

Bob
N4HY


On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Floyd Rodgers <kc5qbc@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

>  I use diamond mx72n pair to allow a 100 ft run from shack to antennas
> using 7/8" hardline. .1db loss and plenty of power at 400/250w fm.
> isolation of the units back to back is 120db uhf/vhf which is plenty to run
> satellite with two radios and two antennas.
>
>     On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:22 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx>
> wrote:
>
>
>  Page 10 of PA1IVO's presentation at the 2011 AMSAT-UK Colloquium
> includes measurements of the Wimo Diplexer. It appears to have very
> good specs in general, though it looks like losses were measured at
> 1.45 dB at 436 MHz, which is a bit high.
>
> https://ivok.home.xs4all.nl/pa1ivo/doc/AmsatColloquium2011.pdf
>
> 73,
>
> Paul, N8HM
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:16 AM, Rico van Genugten
> <rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Thanks for the recommendation Patrick, I have contacted MFJ and hope they
> > will ship a couple of them to the Netherlands. I have also contacted WiMo
> > for some specs on their diplexers as they aren't available on their
> > website, I will share them on this list when I receive them.
> >
> > 73,
> > Rico PA3RVG
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
> > amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Rico,
> >>
> >> I had used either Comet or Diamond diplexers in the past, until I
> >> found the MFJ diplexers were about half the price of the Comet and
> >> Diamond units, with what I saw as comparable performance. WiMo in
> >> the US is like your description of MFJ in Europe; I've never seen
> >> or tried WiMo diplexers.
> >>
> >> One review I saw a while back actually showed the MFJ-916B to be
> >> much better than Diamond's MX-72:
> >>
> >> http://www.w4gso.org/news/comparing-duplexers-mfj-vs-diamond/
> >>
> >> The pictures and screenshots aren't in this article, but the text
> >> tells the story of this comparison.
> >>
> >> 73!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> >> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> >> Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Rico van Genugten <
> >> rico.van.genugten@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> I'm using an FT-897D for TX (non-duplex), and an Airspy and computer
> for
> >>> RX. Good idea to use four switches Greg, in fact that's what I'm
> currently
> >>> doing. With four switches you always use one antenna for RX and the
> other
> >>> for TX though, I want to be able to use the same antenna for RX and TX
> >>> when
> >>> that works better with the current satellite orientation. Using two
> >>> switches and two diplexers I would be able to independently select
> which
> >>> antenna to use for RX, and which one to use for TX. I posted the
> >>> connection
> >>> scheme on twitter (warning, mspaint ahead):
> >>> https://twitter.com/PA3RVG/status/950649511935905792
> >>>
> >>> But we are drifting from the original question: which diplexers? I have
> >>> heard good stories about the MFJ-916, but its availability is not
> great in
> >>> Europe. What about Comet, Diamond or Wimo? Are they any good?
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Rico
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:57:15 +0000
From: Andr? L?faldli <andre.lofaldli@xxxxx.xxx>
To: John Brier <johnbrier@xxxxx.xxx>
Cc: starcom-bb@xxxxxxxx.xxxx AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>,	Les
Rayburn <les@xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] GPerdict, Icom IC-910H, and Windows 10
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Hi Les,

I'm using Gpredict with a 910H without problem, but it cannot (as far as I
know) control hardware directly.
It is designed to use the rigctld and rotctld tools from Hamlib to control
radios and rotors.

See http://hamlib.sourceforge.net for details.

73,
Andr? LB1IH

man. 8. jan. 2018 kl. 22:51 skrev John Brier <johnbrier@xxxxx.xxx>:

> SatPC32 will allow you to visualize upcoming passes. The function is called
> "Preview." It's under Tracking on the top menu bar:
>
> http://www.dk1tb.de/manual_e.htm#preview
>
> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
>
> On Jan 8, 2018 2:11 PM, "Les Rayburn" <les@xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>
> > I?m working to get back on the satellites and have SatPC32 restored and
> > working thanks to the generous donation of Doppler.SQR and Subtone files
> > from a couple of list members. Many thanks for that.
> >
> > All efforts to restore Nova for Windows have failed so far. On both my
> > Windows 10 machines, the software refuses to run?even after loading the
> > ?patch? program. Shame?I love the ability to ?fast forward? in time and
> > visualize upcoming passes on Nova. If anyone has any thoughts on how to
> > make it work on Windows 10, I?d love to hear them.
> >
> > I?ve also downloaded the Windows version of GPredict software, and am
> very
> > impressed with the platform, with one major exception. The ability to add
> > new satellites, edit visualization, etc. is first rate, but the rig
> control
> > options are frustrating.
> >
> > http://gpredict.oz9aec.net
> >
> > So far, I?ve been unable to successfully get the software to control my
> > Icom IC-910H. Has anyone else tried this software with the IC-910H?
> Anyone
> > have it working correctly?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Les Rayburn, N1LF
> > 121 Mayfair Park
> > Maylene, AL 35114
> > EM63nf
> >
> > Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.
> >
> > Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, SDRPlay RSP-1 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD, Dennon
> > TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1, Ray Dees RDS Decoders,
> > Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop,
> > Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.
> >
> > ?Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else?s favorite song??
> >
> >
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