[amsat-bb] Kenwood TH-D74A for Satellite Work

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 31 15:46:30 UTC 2016

NO - The new US$650 Kenwood THD-74a will NOT perform in true, full-duplex mode like the '72a. And will NOT be 
firmware-upgraded to do so. There is a rumor that Kenwood might be considering the 'D72a as a "replacement" for 
the TH-F6a - again, just a rumor, but from a good source.

Want a SINGLE rig to perform U/V and V/U modes for the FM birds? The Kenwood TH-D72a at US$390. 

I am trying to work a couple more passes with the HRO-distributed Powerwerx UV-9D(Plus) on SO-50 - to see 
how well it does on both U/V and V/U FM voice modes.

Clint Bradford K6LCS

PS Don't forget the Palm Springs HamFest on Saturday, February 4, 2017, being held at the beautiful Palm Springs 
Air Museum! Satellite presentation at 11am in the Major General Ken Miles Aviation Science Center. SO-50 
pass right before that ... plenty of ham history, aeronautical history, and plenty for the family to do for just 
$8 admission!

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