[amsat-bb] TS-2000 birdie question
n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Dec 24 22:28:28 UTC 2014
It may work at the beginning and end of the pass when the signal is clear
of the birdie, but in the middle of the pass, it's quite problematic.
If you really want to use a TS-2000 on SO-50, a downconverter like this one
from High Sierra Microwave (http://www.hsmicrowave.com/432M7.html) will
allow you to avoid the birdie. SatPC32 can be programmed to tune to the
downconverted frequency so it will work just like normal with Doppler
On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, Rich/wa4bue <richard.siff at verizon.net>
> The birdie is a permanent feature of the TS 2000. Have had many SO 50
> QSOs with the K4AMG TS 2000.
> Bottom line it works.
> Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
> God Bless
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Doug - k4gkj" <k4gkj at embarqmail.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:52 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] TS-2000 birdie question
> Due to the difficulty on finding a decent 910H (and then the often high
>> price being asked), I am considering a TS-2000.
>> Is the little UHF birdie present on all models (all years)?
>> Is there not a fix as of yet?
>> I am very much willing to pay up to $1200 right now for a decent 910H,
>> and although I don't mind, I don't need the 1.2Ghz module.
>> Otherwise, I am having to consider other options as this rig is for a
>> classroom environment for the next few months, including an ARISS contact.
>> Looking for advise, thoughts, ideas, etc. A few have helped out here a
>> good bit, of which I am very thankful. (both leading me to the 910H for
>> what I find hands down solid advice, but I am about up against the wall
>> Those that have 910's listed for sale in my price range won't return
>> emails..... Suppose they are sold.
>> Thank you on advanced for your replies! And Merry Christmas!
>> Doug Bennight
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