[amsat-bb] Re: No current production full-duplex HT's?

James Craig davenbeck.engineering at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 15:52:07 PST 2009

Hi Dave,
                I just managed to buy a brand new Kenwood TH-D7A(G) from Andrews Communications in Australia, so there is still the occasional new unit around. Google Andrews...they may be able to help...good luck!          
James - ZL4JM
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Subject:	[amsat-bb]  No current production full-duplex HT's?
From:	Dave-K7DAA <dave at k7daa.com>
Date:		04/03/2009 22:57


Sorry for the bandwidth, but I know this question comes up here  
periodically.  I've looked around quite a bit, but I can't seem to  
locate any newer information about whether or not there are any   
_current_ production HT's capable of transmitting on 2 meters while  
simultaneously listening on the 437 downlink for use with the FM  
sats.  As far as I can tell, that answer is "no", but I wanted to make  
sure that's the case before I go looking for a gently-used Icom W32A  
or similar older unit.  I'm tired of the "excitement" of having to  
transmit in the blind when operating portable on SO-50!  That got old  
the first time I tried it late one night when there was no activity on  
an overhead pass, had to try to switch on the TOT, then guess whether  
I had actually done it correctly, etc...

Thanks in advance,

Dave - K7DAA

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