[amsat-bb] Re: TH-F6A?

Pedro A. Perez eb4dka at teleline.es
Mon Apr 21 13:49:57 PDT 2008

Hello Bob and group:
I must say that the TH-F6 is the best handheld for satellite use I´ve owned. 
Although it isn't full duplex it is possible to work the FM birds pretty 
well. The big plus regarding this radio is the SSB RX mode. It is the only 
HT I know usable to work the AO-16 in voice mode VHF-FM uplink / UHF SSB 
downlink. Additionally I have used the TH-F6 as the RX part to work the 
linear birds from my mobile station.

You can see the TH-F6 in action working the FO-29 from mobile here:
(note that I am using the handheld with the CJU antenna)

Some years ago I've used it with success in the AO-40. Here is a video of 
the F6 receiving the AO-40 with a DB6NT downconverter attached to a 60 cm 

And another great thing is the looong lasting battery.

Best 73,
Pedro EB4DKA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <w0dxz at aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 6:33 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] TH-F6A?

>I am updating some radios I have,,, I am going to sell my Alinco dual 
>bander? a DJ-V5, which I had used on sats,and as a scanner, and the W32A I 
>had bought just for satellite work.
> I am going to update to a Kenwood TH-F6A,,, because I can work sats with 
> it, but I also like having the? SW and AM band coverage.
> I saw, but didn't pay much attention to the recent HT discussion... is the 
> TH-F6A my best choce for HT? for sats, ... or at least in the top two?? 
> Before I go down thr street to HRO and plunk down the money...
> Any comments on this radio? in general or for? sat work (a radio to take 
> on trips, etc)
> Bob W0DXZ DM33
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