[amsat-bb] Re: CW from an FM HT

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 30 20:52:51 PST 2006

How about the Kenwood TH-F6?  FM transmit, SSB/CW receive, though not at the 
same time (not fdx).  The all-mode "B" side is a little less sensitive than 
"A", but it still might be worth a try.  (Of course, the CW neurons between 
the ears will need a bit of polishing...)

Greg  KO6TH

----Original Message Follows----
From: John W Lee <k6yk at juno.com>
To: amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: CW from an FM HT
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 16:06:35 -0700

A lot of the time, you don't have to QSY much on CW,
so the step isn't all that super important. Just pick a spot and
give out a few CQ's.  Of course you have to have some other
receiver than the HT unless it receives SSB/CW.

(I used to get some  SSB/CW  QSO's on the old birds)
Call CQ on CW and get a SSB answer or vice-versa..  Of course
at that time most folks could copy CW.


 > I was doing some testing here at home with this.  I used an IC-W32A
 > and IC-T7H
 > with a straight key plugged into the mic jack on each radio.
 > Nothing fancy from
 > the key, just an adapter to fit the 3/32" (2.5mm) jack, and I could
 > key the
 > transmitter.  When I did this, listening on another radio, I could
 > hear only the
 > carrier.  No audio was coming from the HTs' built-in mics.
 > I might try this on FO-29 this evening, and maybe VO-52.  One
 > additional
 > drawback with an HT for a CW transmitter is the fact that most HTs
 > (including these two I tried this morning) have 5 kHz as the
 > smallest tuning
 > step.  I also have an FT-817ND, but I only have one of those
 > radios.
 > Otherwise, I would be trying all of this with a pair of FT-817s and
 > making
 > some CW and SSB contacts.
 > 73!
 > Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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