[amsat-bb] Re: HT supports full duplex satellite operation

Tim - N3TL n3tl at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 20 10:48:13 PDT 2009

I trust, Clint, that you noted in the full post you excerpted these comments from that I made a POINT of noting (1) that I use a 2-radio setup for full duplex operation here, and (2) that I was referring to the TH-F6A as my receive radio.

That being said, and for the record - NO HT currently in production from Icom, Kenwood or Yaesu offers full-duplex operation. 

73 to all, 

Tim - N3TL


From: Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:29:20 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: HT supports full duplex satellite operation

>> ... looking only for current-production HTs, and I believe the  
Alinco is it when it comes to full-fuplex-capable HTs ...

And unless Alinco comes up with a miracle-of-a-firmware-release, that  
little rig is not suitable for working the FM birds.

>> ... In addition to the TH-F6A HT from Kenwood ....

Just so that there's no confusion, the TH-F6a is *not* a true full- 
duplex radio. Dual-receive, yes. But key the mic, and nothing is heard  
on the sub-band.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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