[amsat-bb] Re: TH-D72 HT ...
dave at w5dmt.com
Sat Dec 4 12:35:18 PST 2010
Ever tried holding two HT's while adjusting two VFO's, while pointing an
Arrow antenna, while trying to sip your coffee, while munching a biscuit?
Your logic is great, but don't overestimate the convenience of having
everything in one box, just for the sake of being able to save a few bucks.
On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>wrote:
> 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 ...
> Clint, K6LCS
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