Thanks Clint, always good information. I wish folks would read your web page before screaming "CQ SATELLITE THIS IS ..." over and over and over.
I've used the ft-60r and loved it. I'm now using the Wouxun ht and like it too, but I think the ft-60r had better receive. I think once you get used to the rhythm of the sat contacts it's not really necessary to work full duplex on AO-27. I seem to do ok with 1 watt and my Arrow antenna.
I think any dual band ht will be ok. TWO is better.
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