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My portable satellite station
I have always been interested in putting together a portable satellite station which would be easy to take with me on holidays.
My current portable setup:
I tested the Icom IC-R20 communications receiver with the arrow antenna for receiving AO-7, FO-29, AO-27, AO-51 and VO-52 and with the downconverter and the hybrid quad for AO-51 mode V/S and was very pleased with the results.
Some features of the IC-R20:
With the internal audio recorder up to 10 tracks with a total duration of 4 hours (depending on quality) can be recorded. This is a very usefull feature when working satellites!
You can listen to a recorded track later on using the IC-R20 or download the audio file to your PC. You will need a conversion utility however to be able to listen to the recorded audio on your PC.
Icom IC-R20 all mode receiver
The basic portable setup in one picture.
Arrow antenna, 2m 3 elements, 70cm 7 elements, built-in duplexer
IC-R20 receiver, K5GNA 13cm downconverter, 13cm hybrid quad antenna