[amsat-bb] Re: VHF UHF Rig
w4as at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 24 19:23:30 PDT 2008
Oh boy, and here I just bought a used dual band mobile on the cheap
(no transmit) to take care of the birdy problem.
Do you have any idea why the birdy would show up on a different
radio? Could it be a matter of a lack of shielding? It just doesn't
make any sense to me why a different rig would get that interference
on receive, and even when using a different antenna.
Others have suggested using a preamp on 440, and turning off the
2000's internal preamp and lowering the rf gain, therefore using the
preamp to get rid of most of the birdy.
But I guess I'll find out for sure when my other rig gets here.
73 de W4AS
On Jul 24, 2008, at 7:00 PM, Bruce Robertson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 11:31 PM, Mike Miller <mmiller at nctc.com>
>> Thinking about selling 847.....Which rig is best for
>> ICOM 910 H
>> Kenwood 2000
>> opinions ....your 2 cents
> I own a TS-2000. The birdie problem on SO-50 and AO-27 is quite real,
> and there is no fix I know of. I find that the birdie is so bad that
> even if I use a different receiver on UHF, I pick up the birdie on it
> as well! So it is a worse radio regarding satellite work than the ICOM
> if you care to work these birds. However, if you consider the fact
> that a fine HF radio is thrown in at no extra cost, that there is
> continuously adjustable filtering also at no cost, you might prefer
> that trade-off. I'm reasonably pleased with mine.
> However, if money were no issue, I would get the ICOM for satellite
> work and a different HF radio with even better characteristics.
> 73, Bruce
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