Looks like fun, but hard work and one way of getting an achy arm.
On July 25 Drew Glasbrenner M/KO4MA gave a demonstration at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Guildford of working the amateur radio satellite FO-29
His portable station comprised two FT-817’s with an Arrow 145/435 MHz antenna.
Watch Drew KO4MA satellite demo at AMSAT-UK Colloquium
Thanks to Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG for the video.
Further information on the SSB linear transponder satellite FO-29 is at
Also see the RadCom article Getting started on satellites