Been a ham forever, and have never worked a satellite. I'm ready to get into it, but find the options very broad. I'm not one to get engaged in something and then drop it, so I'm not particularly interested in "Dip your toe in it before you commit to it." I'd like to go in with a reasonable commitment and not just dabble in it. I've considered the FM/hand-held/Arrow approach, but the notion of hand-pointing and hand-holding the antenna isn't appealing. At the same time, I'm not inclined to FULLY commit with elevation/azimuth rotators and, pointing software and two Yagis. I have a TS-2000 I can commit to satellite operations, and am considering getting a 432 MHz and 145 MHz eggbeater antennas. I have a pretty good view of the sky. I've read the AMSAT primers/tutorials, but I'm left uncertain of what to do to get started. So my questions are: - Is the TS-2000 adequate to have some fun? - What mode should I plan on? Does that pair of egg beaters give me access to enough satellites on the right modes to have fun? - Should I get a mast-mounted 432 MHz pre-amp at the outset? What pitfalls should I beware of? Thanks in advance.