[amsat-bb] Re: TS-2000X performance on 23cm band - ?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 22 23:05:24 PDT 2009

Hi Wayne,

For satellite work, 1.2 ghz receive performance is irrelevant.  It's always an uplink.  I have yet to hear anything on 1.2 ghz, other than a beacon off to the west.  The only repeater within earshot went off the air a few years ago.  But L/US is a great mode on AO-51.

Greg  KO6TH

> From: wsplawn at worldnet.att.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:59:32 -0700
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  TS-2000X performance on 23cm band - ?
> Hi All,
> Q1:  I have been thinking about getting a TS-2000X but I would appreciate
> any input regarding the performance of the 1.2 ghz module.  I seem to recall
> that Kenwood had a problem with the earlier UT-20 modules but I don't
> remember if that was due to poor receiver performance.  I would be hard
> pressed to find a transverter for $450 which is the current delta between
> the TS-2000 and TS-2000X.  But, if the UT-20 can't hear then that's tossing
> the $450 down the crapper.  (I am aware of the 436 birdie....)
> Q2:  I see $300 discounts on the TS-2000X from several sources.  That could
> be due to either the poor economy or Kenwood clearing the inventory for the
> TS-2000 replacement - any rumors about the replacement?
> tnx & 73,
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