[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Transceiver
k8cxm at fuse.net
Sun Apr 5 07:53:20 PDT 2009
I bought my TS-2000 back in 2005, mainly for it's HF capabilities. Doing a
little satellite work was just an after thought. I wouldn't trade it for any
other comparable HF or satellite radio out there. If all you need is a
satellite radio, then either the IC-910H (very pricey new) or a clean, used
FT-736R is the ticket.
Yes the TS-2000 does have a few birdies which get in the way of SO-50 and
AO-27, but I can still use those birds with my old Kenwood TM-G707A FM
mobile radio. It has better FM audio anyway. But, along with Satpc32, the
TS-2000 is a wonder on the transponder birds. It's CAT control, trace
function and the fact that it will do 100 watts on 144 and 50 watts on 435
make it a great satellite radio. Maybe not the best, but along with it's HF
capabilities, a very nice overall rig.
Jim Bob Buckeye
**** Jim Leder****
K8CXM since 1961
IBM retiree since 1999
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and those who don't.
----- Original Message -----
From: "MM" <ka1rrw at yahoo.com>
To: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>; "Sebastian" <w4as at bellsouth.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 10:31 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Transceiver
> i am running the Yeasu FT-736R.
> it supports 6/2/440/1200.
> its the best Sat rig ever made and you can find good ones for under $600.
> --- On Fri, 4/3/09, Sebastian <w4as at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> From: Sebastian <w4as at bellsouth.net>
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Transceiver
>> To: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
>> Date: Friday, April 3, 2009, 8:35 PM
>> I have a Kenwood TS-2000, but was disappointed about the
>> birdy on
>> 436.795, which makes both SO-50 and AO-27 unusable.
>> Now if that doesn't bother you, the 2000 is a great
>> However, I wanted to have a dedicated satellite radio, and
>> I decided
>> to go with the Icom IC-910H.
>> I guess it all depends. If you are looking for a radio
>> that will do
>> HF & VHF/UHF and satellites, and aren't too
>> concerned about using
>> those two birds, then go with the 2000. You can't beat
>> it for the
>> If you want to have a rig that was designed specifically
>> for satellite
>> work, and if you already have an HF rig, then the 910H is
>> for you.
>> There are other older radios available, but I personally
>> like to stay
>> with rigs that are still in production.
>> 73 de W4AS
>> On Apr 3, 2009, at 4:30 PM, Norman W Osborne wrote:
>> > Which one?
>> > I am looking to buy something new and have been
>> looking at the knw
>> > 2000 and
>> > Icom.
>> > Any suggestions?
>> > best regards,
>> > Norman
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