[amsat-bb] Re: TH-D72 HT ...
clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 4 12:24:04 PST 2010
It looks promising for true, full-duplex V/U FM satellite ops.
And, of course, an awful lot more (GPS, APRS, et al).
But five hundred dollars?
Heck, a person wanting to work full duplex with the FM birds could purchase, for example, a Yaesu FT-270 and FT-277R brand new for a total of $280 - and have enough money left over to purchase an Arrow Sat Antenna with diplexer, a spare battery pack, and a modest dinner for the family - in comparison to the $500 for the 'D72a.
Tentatively, the secondary band RX "de-sense" is not as dramatic as it is with the Alinco. More test results by Tuesday.
Blog on the new Kenwood at ...
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